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Hawaii shows the love to French Polynesia

The State of Hawaii has opened its borders to French Polynesian visitors from June 21 on the condition they have been tested negative from the Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), 72 hours before departure.

Hawaii Governor David Ige welcomed the hard work by their Polynesia counterparts in working hand in hand for approved visitors to bypass a mandatory 10-day quarantine to visit family and friends.

Pictured: Governor David Y. Ige (right) Photo Credit: State of Hawaii Government

“I am very grateful to President (Edouard) Fritch and all those in the French Polynesian government who have worked hard to make our pre-travel testing program available to your residents,” Governor Ige said.

“Many of Hawaii’s residents have family in Tahiti, and welcoming our guests from French Polynesia to Hawaii is an important step in maintaining the close relationship between our two regions.”

The US state has also opened its borders to the rest of the US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan and have extensive clinics all over Japan for the NAAT test to welcome them to the Ohana State.

Japan has nearly 100 approved clinics in 18 cities across Japan offering the NAAT testing to enable them to travel to Hawaii.

In addition to the state’s program, effective Jan 26, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to the United States.

For international travellers coming to Hawaii, only tests from trusted testing partners will be accepted for the purposes of by-passing the state’s 10-day traveller quarantine.

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