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Preparing for your flight to Hawai‘i from the Bay Area and searching for a convenient pre-travel COVID-19 test?

Look no further.

Hawaiian Airlines guests now have exclusive access to our first drive-through, pre-travel COVID-19 testing service near San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Travelers who take the shallow nasal swab test from the comfort of their vehicle on their way to the airport or anytime 72 hours before departure and receive a negative result will be exempted from the state of Hawai‘i quarantine and be able to enjoy our gorgeous beaches, trails, waterfalls and activities from the moment their arrive.

“We want pre-travel testing to be as convenient for our guests as ordering and picking up a cup of coffee on the go,” said Avi Mannis, senior vice president of marketing at Hawaiian Airlines. “Our drive-through service lets our guests focus on getting ready to enjoy Hawai‘i.”

Our guests can visit to book an appointment for the Droplet Digital PCR tests, a “gold standard” COVID-19 screening offered by Worksite Labs that meets state of Hawai‘i guidelines and is available to travelers of all ages, including children. Test results, which are guaranteed within 36 hours for $90, or $150 for day-of-travel express service, should be uploaded to the state of Hawai‘i’s online Safe Travels form.

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“Star Navigator” mural by Nikila Badua

Guests driving onto our San Francisco site – just 10 miles from SFO – will be greeted by a “Star Navigator” mural by O‘ahu-born artist Nikila Badua and curated by the African American Art & Culture Complex. The panel adorning our mobile lab was inspired by modern-day female navigator Kala Tanaka, a wayfinding educator at Maui’s Voyaging Society.

“Kala's father is a master navigator and was one of the original crew members of the legendary Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe,” explains Badua, who now resides in San Francisco. “In 1976, the Hōkūle‘a traveled from Hawai‘i to Tahiti without modern instruments, which was close to being forgotten in Hawai‘i. This image of her shows Kala measuring where she needs to go using her hand. The thumb lays across the horizon while the fingers stand vertical as you align your markings with the stars.”

Stay tuned for additional Hawaiian Airlines drive-through testing locations planned near Los Angeles International Airport and our other U.S. gateway cities.

Meanwhile, click here to learn more about Hawaiian’s testing options, including our Vault Health mail-in test available to travelers anywhere in the United States, as well as other providers.