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United Airlines Starts COVID-19 Pilot Testing at San Francisco International Airport

United Airlines has begun a new pilot program using rapid testing at San Francisco International Airport. (United Airlines)

United Airlines started its COVID-19 pilot testing program for passengers traveling from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii on Oct. 15, 2020. Passengers who return a negative result to the test will be able to bypass Hawaii’s mandatory quarantine requirements.

Two tests will be made available to passengers traveling to Hawaii, including a “a rapid test option taken at the airport on the day of travel or a drive-through test conducted at the airport 48-72 hours before departure,” United said in an Oct. 15 press release.

“Customers who produce a negative test result through either option will be exempt from quarantine requirements in Lihue, Maui and Honolulu. Customers traveling to Kona will be required to take a second complimentary test when they arrive to the island to avoid quarantining,” according to United.

“There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has changed the travel experience, and United is committed to innovating to help customers continue to travel where they want to go in a way that is safe,” said Toby Enqvist, Chief Customer Officer at United. “In partnership with the San Francisco Airport, we look forward to