Many of my clients have been reaching out lately. I think so many of us is so tired of this virus and just need an escape somewhere! You might have seen social media posts of friends or others traveling and exploring new places. You have seen news articles and media sharing actually how safe it is to travel. Maybe you’re still on the fence though because you are just not ready to travel yet. And it is ok. but if you are curious where everyone is comfortable traveling to, I’ll share that my top 3 requests are : Hawaii, Mexico, and private home rental within driving distance.
This past few weeks has been all about Hawaii for me! Not only am I filling more requests for traveling to Hawaii, I feel I’m also becoming an expert of Covid-testing for Hawaii! As of Oct 15th, Hawaii has been allowing visitors to bypass the 14 days quarantine with a negative covid-test pre-arrival. It has been a slight challenge with many visitors. Changes happen weekly but mostly in the right way and to keep island residents and visitors safe. I think that’s great! And, I’m here to help you with it all!
I attended a 2 day Hawaii Virtual Conference last week with all the islands, hotels, and tour suppliers. Normally, we would meet in San Jose with some lovely immersive island music and dance experience. But a zoom will have to do this year. I still get to hear all the New Updates for all the islands so that will be helpful in planning your future getaways. I’m excited for what’s in store for you when you feel ready to travel again.
Just to quickly summarize, beginning 11/24/20, in order to not have to quarantine in a hotel room for 14days upon arrival to the islands, all travelers MUST take a Covid test within 72hrs of their flight departure, and MUST have a negative Covid-test result BEFORE they board their flight. They cannot wait for results while they quarantine anymore. Everyone will have to quarantine 14 days or the duration of your intended stay if you do not have a proof of negative Covid-test before you take off. You must also be tested by a specific list of test partners that is approved by the State of Hawaii, or again, your results will not be validated.
There are a couple more requirements that I can share with you when you’re ready to plan.
Hawaii has been welcoming visitors from US and Japan, and will be welcoming Canadian visitors mid Dec with a similar testing Safe Travels protocol.
I’ve also created a simple guide. Click on the image and check it out. It has a quick overview of all the islands, and different ways to see and experience the islands, plus, a few pages dedicated to traveling to Hawaii during the pandemic. I hope you find this resource helpful. And that you can use it to plan your next Hawaii family vacation!
Let me also share this lovely video of Hawaii with you. It’s a beautiful story of the legacy of Hula dance. Or you might enjoy this article: Building a Hula Legacy. Enjoy! Keep dreaming of your next family vacation in the beautiful islands.