United Airlines COVID-19 testing program

 

United Airlines is partnering with Color to enable fast, reliable test results for people traveling directly out of San Francisco International Airport to Hawai’i starting October 15, 2020.

If you are traveling to Hawai’i on a direct United flight out of SFO, you should expect an email from United seven (7) days before your scheduled flight. Please contact United for more information at 1-800-864-8331 (1-800-UNITED-1). Color is a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner for the state of Hawai’i.

Hawai’i Program Testing FAQ

Currently, this program is only available for people flying directly from San Francisco International Airport to a participating airport in Hawai’i (HNL, OGG, KOA, and LIH) starting October 15, 2020.

Testing will be available onsite at San Francisco International Airport. If you are traveling to Hawai’i on a United flight out of SFO, you should expect an email from United Airlines with more details seven (7) days before your flight.

 

Separate appointments need to be made for each person being tested. Anyone over age 5 can be tested. A parent or legal guardian must make the appointment, and must accompany the minor to the testing site.

Outbound flights from San Francisco International Airport to the following participating airports in Hawai’i are currently eligible:

  • Daniel K. Inouye / Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • Kahului Airport (OGG)
  • Kona International Airport (KOA)
  • Lihue Airport (LIH)

This is currently only for originating flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hawai’i and does not include layovers. You are eligible if you have a distinct outbound flight from SFO to Hawai’i.

Anyone over age 5 can be tested. A parent or legal guardian must make the appointment, and must accompany the minor to the testing site.

 

Minors (four years and younger) are not required to take the pre-travel test per Hawai’i state regulations, but they are still eligible for testing if you received a link from United Airlines. A parent or legal guardian must make the appointment, and must accompany the minor to the testing site.

Yes, Color is a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner for the state of Hawai’i. The Color COVID-19 test is a FDA-authorized nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) performed by a CLIA-certified lab.

  1. Take a test* within 72 hours of your departure. 
    • Board your flight with your NEGATIVE result and fill out the declaration form at your destination.
    • OR board your flight with results still PENDING and fill out the declaration form at your destination, then quarantine until your NEGATIVE results are available and send them in.
  2. Travel without taking a test, and quarantine for 14 days at your destination.

 

At any time, if you test POSITIVE, you must isolate.

At any time, if you feel SYMPTOMS, you must isolate and get tested.

 

For more information, head to hawaiicovid19.com/travel.