Pre-test mainland travelers begin arriving

  • Hawaii residents Ella Sidlow, center, pets her dog Cookie between her sister Sienna, left, and mother Gina, right, as they wait to return home on a United Airlines flight to Hawaii at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands on Thursday without having to self-quarantine upon arrival. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A pair of signs join the Aloha greeting geared toward motorists leaving the Lihu‘e Airport, Thursday at the Ahukini Road, Kapule Highway intersection.

LIHU‘E — Across from the Lihu‘e Airport, two welcoming signs appeared overnight leading into Thursday’s reopening.