Starting Nov. 6, travelers from Japan who can produce a negative COVID-19 test result 72 hours before arrival in Hawaii will be allowed to skip the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Japanese visitors will be the first international travelers to be able to participate in the state’s pre-travel testing program. The nucleic acid amplification tests must come from a “trusted testing partner” using tests that have been approved by both the state Department of Health and the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Here’s a full list of testing sites.:

Name Prefecture HP
Sapporo Higashi Tokushukai Hospital Hokkaido https://www.higashi-tokushukai.or.jp/
National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Center Hospital Tokyo http://travelclinic.ncgm.go.jp/index.html
St Luke’s International Hospital Tokyo http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/
Nishi-Shinbashi Clinic Tokyo https://www.tramedic.com/
Kameda Kyobashi Clinic Tokyo http://www.kameda-kyobashi.com/ja/
Tokyo Medical University Hospital Tokyo https://hospinfo.tokyo-med.ac.jp/
Mita Kokusai Building Clinic Tokyo https://www.mkb-clinic.jp/
Loco Clinic Tokyo https://loco-clinic.com/
Karada Internal Medicine Clinic Tokyo https://karada-naika.com/
T Care Clinic Hamamatsucho Tokyo https://www.tcclinic.jp/pc/
Shiba Kokusai Clinic Tokyo http://shibakoku-clinic.com/
CLINIC FOR Tamachi Tokyo https://www.clinicfor.life/tamachi/
CLINIC FOR Otemachi Tokyo https://www.clinicfor.life/otemachi/
Kameda Medical Center Chiba http://www.kameda.com/ja/general/
Shonan Kamakura General Hospital Kanagawa https://www.skgh.jp/
Travel Clinic Shin-Yokohama Kanagawa https://travelclinics.jp/
Fujita Health University Hospital Aichi https://hospital.fujita-hu.ac.jp/
Fujita Health University Bantane Hospital Aichi https://bantane.fujita-hu.ac.jp/
Fujita Health University Okazaki Medical Center Aichi https://okazaki.fujita-hu.ac.jp/
Nozaki Tokushukai Hospital Osaka https://nozaki.tokushukai.or.jp/
Yamasaki Family Clinic Hyogo https://yamasaki-family-clinic.com/

“Please feel free to safely visit our islands,” Gov. David Ige said during a press conference announcing the testing program.

Hawaiian Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines will begin flying a combined total of 10 flights a week between Hawaii and Japan. Additionally, Hawaiian expects to ramp its own flights up to nine a week with three flights each out of the Narita and Hanaeda airports in Tokyo and another out of Osaka., according to Avi Mannis, senior vice president of marketing for Hawaiian.

Ige said the state is pursuing similar pre-travel testing programs with other countries, including Canada.

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