Travel

Travelers to Hawaii can avoid mandatory quarantine by providing negative COVID-19 test result

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Beginning September 1, all out-of-state travelers must show proof upon arrival at all Hawaii airports that they have test negative on a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)  in order to avoid the 14-day …

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United Airlines now planning for bigger pilot layoffs

  NEW YORK (AFP) — United Airlines is now planning for even deeper furloughs of pilots following the latest weakening of air travel demand due to the coronavirus, a company official said Thursday. The big US carrier currently is planning …

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Hawaii on Japan’s list of destinations to resume safe international travel during COVID-19 pandemic

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige and State House Speaker Scott Saiki expressed their gratitude on Monday, July 27, to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as Hawaii …

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US airlines report losses as latest COVID-19 spike mars outlook

  By John Biers NEW YORK (AFP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both reported quarterly losses Thursday as the industry reins in spending and reduces flights amid a shaky demand environment further weakened by the latest spike in US …

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New exemption procedures for out-of-state university students traveling to Hawaii

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige recently announced the exemption procedures for out-of-state university students registered at major accredited Hawaii colleges or universities for the Fall 2020 semester. As many as 8,000 …

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Passenger screening technology provider selected for Hawaii airports

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology …

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Canada-US border to remain closed to nonessential travel for another month

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The ban on nonessential travel between Canada and the United States has been extended until August 20, Acting US secretary of State Chad Wolf confirmed Thursday. “Based on …

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Hawaii Governor postpones pre-travel testing program for arriving passengers until September

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige announced on Monday, July 13, that he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for those bound for Hawaii. The said program is now …

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Hawaiian Airlines offers special fares, incentives for returning university students

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – As thousands of college students prepare to travel to Hawaiian islands for the fall semester, Hawaiian Airlines is hoping to ease their transition to campus life during the COVID-19 …

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Hawaiian Airlines announces plans to resume flights to North America destinations

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaiian Airlines announced on Wednesday, July 1, that it will resume a reduced schedule between Hawaii and most of its U.S. mainland gateway cities starting August 1, when Hawaii …

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Airbnb and Hawaii’s Kauai County reach agreement to help enforce short-term rental laws

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Kauai County Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami and Airbnb announced on Monday, June 29, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help the county enforce its short-term rental …

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Hawaii to launch COVID-19 pre-travel testing program for out-of-state travelers beginning August

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige announced on Wednesday, June 24, that all travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, …

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