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Traveling During COVID: Here's What It's Like Traveling To Hawaii Right Now
Hawaii had some of the strictest travel and lockdown restrictions and after enduring 7 months of being locked down, the island reopened on October 15th. Travelers have been required to submit results from a PCR COVID-19 test within 3 days of flying to Hawaii or take a rapid test at certain airports.
So what exactly is it like traveling to Hawaii right now?
Travelers will have to quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival unless you are traveling to an island which allows you to avoid quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test. If you’re traveling to Kauai, you will definitely have to quarantine for 14 days regardless of your testing status.
For those choosing to get tested, you’ll have to test 72 hours before departure from an approved testing facility.
There are way less travelers than usual, so resorts are the perfect place to maintain social distancing rules. Since there are less people, you’ll most likely get a really personalized and intimate experience from resorts and employees.
Travelers are expected to keep masks on and consistency sanitize and wash your hands. Even if you tested negative for COVID-19, you will be required to wear a mask at all times when in public.
Lots of tourist attractions are still opens as well as restaurants as long as patrons keep their masks on. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, no worries because hiking trails, parks and beaches are open.
Hawaii has been super efficient about the check in process to most hotels and resorts. Contactless check-ins with QR codes placed around the properties are how most hotels and resorts are handing bookings. Even some hotel restaurant menus are accessible with QR codes.
The CDC recommends travelers stay home at this time, but if you must, Hawaii is a great choice and are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the COVID-19 virus isn’t being spread throughout the islands.