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Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« on: March 15, 2021, 07:24:44 PM »
Anyone have any first hand experience with getting a COVID-19 test for Hawaiian travel? I see an approved listing on a few sites that list some testing places I never heard of and were slightly different from each other. Flying on American Airlines.

Any input appreciated
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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 08:04:17 PM »
Walgreens is free and has a PCR test.
use the PCR test as it is the accepted one.
Rapid test not so much.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021, 09:58:37 AM »
Walgreens is free and has a PCR test.
use the PCR test as it is the accepted one.
Rapid test not so much.

Have you actually gotten a test at Walgreens for Hawaii Travel? According to their website they can not guarantee a quick turnaround. Would hate to go there within 72 hours of my flight and then not get the results in time and be stuck for a 10 day quarantine upon arrival. Almost all the test sites Hawaii shows as approved have a warning that the results might not be available in time. American Airlines has a UPS delivery test kit but again I'm leary of the timing.
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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2021, 11:59:25 AM »
Do 3 free tests.
CVS
WALGREENS
And the Delivery test one as well.

cover ur bases.  They are all free i think.


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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 08:45:14 AM »
Do 3 free tests.
CVS
WALGREENS
And the Delivery test one as well.

cover ur bases.  They are all free i think.

Hawaii specifically says you can't do the free CVS test.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2021, 09:37:47 PM »
Any local rapid tests available?  I need a Plan B if the Walgreens test does not come back in time.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 10:49:39 AM »
You can just get a 2nd test at walgreens...LOL
Do one for each day.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2021, 11:58:54 AM »
You can just get a 2nd test at walgreens...LOL
Do one for each day.

I would rather not take the precious appointment slots for repeat tests from others who also need the test.  I don't mind paying $ for a rapid test if I really need to.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2021, 12:11:54 PM »
No one is testing anymore, so all that government money for testing is going to waste?
do it 10 times so walgreens can get that federal money.


Covid testing is not precious now.
Vaccines still are, but will become like this too....I mean trillions of FED money into this program....we gonna be swimming in covid vaccines by Summer.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 12:15:20 PM »
You can just get a 2nd test at walgreens...LOL
Do one for each day.

I would rather not take the precious appointment slots for repeat tests from others who also need the test.  I don't mind paying $ for a rapid test if I really need to.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2021, 11:06:12 PM »
I did.  In our case we had to go to the "airline partner testing service", which means we had to pay $90 per person.  It's a huge scam.  I'm sure the airline is getting a cut on every test.  Only with the hardcopy results in hand at the gate would it mean anything.  Anything else would not exclude us from the 14 day quarantine on arrival.  Couldn't do electronic submittal, and no results sent from the test service to the airline.  Had to be within 3 days of travel.  Results guaranteed within 36 hours so not a lot of margin there.  In the end, we did not get our results in time and cancelled our trip.  It was pretty silly.  We got our money back on the tests, and can re-book our flights for free, but what a PIA.

All that said, the state has its head rammed pretty far up its arse on all things COVID.  I have traveled there a couple times during the pandemic, and policies were changing seemingly every week, so my experience from a few months ago probably means dick to anyone traveling now, other than I'm sure it's still a major clusterfvck.  The other times we flew, I just quarantined, since I was just visiting family.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2021, 10:46:35 AM »
We pay $90 for rapid covid tests locally for employee testing, so I wouldn't call that fee a scam just based on the amount.

Yes, we could send people to the free county programs, but speed is our concern. It is a business decision to have results reliably.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2021, 02:27:06 PM »
Walgreens came through for me.  Basically 6-8 hours after test was received by the test lab.  Make sure you get tested before 2:30PM since the courier does the daily pick-up at 3PM.

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Re: Covid 19 test for Hawaii travel.
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2021, 12:44:44 AM »
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