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Kauai Launches New "Resort Bubble" Program, Enforcing A 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers
As of December 2nd, Kauai County in Hawaii will be opting out of the state’s pre-travel testing program. Travelers arriving in Kauai from another part of Hawaii will have to quarantine for 14 days regardless if they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 or not.
Travelers will have to stay in their ‘resort bubble’ which means they can stay within the designated area and if they leave the property, they could be subject to fines and arrests. Some properties, such as Kauai Timbers Resort, have purchased bracelet monitors to enforce the rules of the mandatory quarantine in Kauai.
Businesses in Kauai are hoping the travel bubble program won’t affect them too badly. Managing Director of Timbers Kauai, Gary Moore, tells Hawaii News Now, “We’ve already had, as of yesterday, we’ve had quite a few calls [of] people wanting to cancel. So what we’re doing is we’re getting on the phone with them and talking to them about what their experience can be here.”
The resort bubble program will allow travelers to access all amenities at the resort and will only be allowed to leave the property of medical emergencies.