By CBSLA Staff

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Long Beach Airport opened a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Tuesday available exclusively for people planning to fly to Hawaii and hoping to avoid a state-mandated quarantine for visitors.

The testing site is being operated in partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, offering $90 PCR tests with results within 36 hours.

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The site is open to Hawaiian Airlines passengers who would otherwise be required by Hawaii to quarantine upon arrival.

People visiting Hawaii can avoid the state-mandated quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their trip to the islands.

The test site is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at the airport’s main entrance on Donald Douglas Drive.

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Appointments can be made at

The airport will open a second testing on Saturday that will be open to any passenger with a ticket for a flight from the airfield.

“This is a welcome effort to add testing capacity for the city of Long Beach in a strategically important location,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. “As we look ahead in 2021, Long Beach Airport is well-poised to take advantage of an eventual increase in demand for air travel.”

That site will offer rapid testing with results within two hours. More information can be found here.

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