DOH has approved the COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) authorized by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. Proof of a negative test result from trusted testing partners in Japan will allow travelers from that country to bypass the 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Hawai‘i.
DOH is currently in discussions with various Japanese medical institutions as it secures a list of trusted testing partners in Japan. Once the list is established, the pre-travel program will be launched for Japan. Information and updates will be posted at https://hawaiicovid19.com/.
Japanese nationals traveling abroad are still subject to a 14-day quarantine upon their return to the country. Travel restrictions on U.S. travel into Japan still remain in place. The State of Hawai‘i is set to begin its pre-travel testing program for U.S. mainland travelers tomorrow. To view more: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/office-of-the-governor-news-release-health-department-approves-japans-testing-procedure-for-pre-travel-testing-program/