Hawaii tentatively reopening to tourists October 15

Hawaii tentatively reopening to tourists October 15

(CNN) Here we go again. Again. In addition, arriving passengers can expect to have their temperatures checked and must have filled out a travel health form. If a visitor arrives without the required test results, they will be quarantined for 14 days or until they provide proof of a negative test. A long six months when Covid-19 began to wreak havoc on the islands of Hawaii, Ige instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors and returning residents on March 26. On June 14, hopeful that the shutdown had created a safe enough environment to reopen to travellers and facing economic disaster from what amounted to be a complete shutdown of Hawaii's tourism economy, Ige announced his pre-travel testing program – originally supposed to go into effect August 1. Unfortunately, cases spiked in the intervening weeks, and I had to delay the date for reopening and implementing the pre-travel testing program three times, keeping the mandatory quarantine in place until the current target date of October 15. New guard, while Ige has been front and centre on this issue, with this latest announcement, comes a new leader on reopening and testing. "Lt. Gov. Josh Green will spearhead the pre-travel testing program, which includes adding partners to administer the tests and sourcing new testing options and is also responsible for planning the states Covid-19 vaccination strategy. "Now all travellers have to do is watch the clock count down and hope that the chaos, confusion and destruction the pandemic has wrought on Hawaii will be viewed through the rear-view mirror come mid-October.

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