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Hawaii is Opening Back Up - Pre-Travel Testing Instead of Quarantine

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

The state of Hawaii has announced as of October 15 they will be relaxing the mandatory

14 day quarantine period, allowing travelers to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test


Here‘s how the program works: Travelers would book their flights as normal. Then all persons

over 18 years of age would register for the Hawaii Safe Travels program. No earlier than 72 hours before the flight departs, travelers would take an FDA authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified CLIA lab. Antibody or Antigen tests are not accepted.

Then when you get your negative test result, that would be uploaded 24 hours before departure to your Safe Travels account along with answering a few health questions. Once that is submitted, you would automatically receive a QR Code that you would present upon arrival.

Please note this is for air arrivals only, the CDC cruise ban has not been lifted yet. The islands of Oahu, Kauai and Maui are participating in the program, but the Big Island has elected not to participate and will still have the 14 day quarantine in place.

My contact at American Airlines gave me an updated flight schedule from Dallas/Fort Worth to Hawaii (this is where most of my clients fly out of) and here are the details. Each day there are

three flights from DFW to Honolulu, one non-stop and two connecting flights through Phoenix. To Maui, there is also one non-stop each day and one connecting flight through Phoenix. Lastly, there is one flight to Kauai each day that connects through Phoenix.

As for hotels, many prime properties are now gearing up for re-opening in the next two weeks.

There is a long list of hotels open or soon to be open, too many for this forum.

Allow me to wade through all of these details for you and advise the best options for your trip to Hawaii. Contact me today so we can get you out of your house and on the beach in Hawaii!

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