Now he has some new hope as Hawai’i is considering a pre-travel program for Japan. It’s similar to what’s being done for mainland travelers, getting a test within 72 hours.
However, it is not set in stone. The Hawai’i Department of Health already has the type of test approved for Japan but they don’t have trusted partners to administer the tests in place.
“From what I understand if it’s not an official designated area that Hawaii has okayed, then I don’t think it’ll be okay so before setting any plans I think I still need to wait for that,” Inoue said.