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Governor Ige lifts restrictions on Interisland Travel

Sunday, June 06, 2021 7:44 AM | Jen Russo (Administrator)

Travel announcements


Maui County’s post arrival covid testing ended Friday, June 4, 2021. From May 4-31 - 92,963 travelers did post arrival testing, that resulted in 29 positive antigen tests, that equaled 5 positive NAAT tests. 


Did your guests arrive with the wrong COVID test?


It can happen, so what do you do? Unfortunately vacation rentals are still mandated to not take guests if they MUST quarantine. Some folks have said they have gotten calls from airport screeners with guests that do not have tests from one of Hawaii’s trusted partners.


The county has a posted approved hotels for quarantine list here: Hotels/Motels in Maui County Approved for Quarantine by State of Hawaii and County of Maui as of 5/7/2021 * Property Name Open?

For a list of the approved COVID test Hawaii travel partners check here: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/


For more information visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel and recommend guests register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system. Only test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners will be accepted. All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health questionnaire online before they can leave the airport.

Governor Ige announced some changes to Hawaii travel at his press conference yesterday. As the percentage of Hawaii population with vaccinations increases Ige plans to continue to lift restrictions.


On June 15, 2021 restrictions on interisland travel will be lifted. There will be no testing and no quarantine requirements for inter-county travel,” said Gov. Ige. Travelers that have been vaccinated in Hawai'i will be able to bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test when returning to the state. This will end requirement for pre-travel test/ quarantine for trans-Pacific travelers who can verify that they were fully vaccinated in Hawaii.


When the fully vaccinated in Hawaii reaches 60% the state plans to allow those vaccinated in the US to avoid quarantine without a pre-travel test, for those traveling within domestic locations. At the 70% vaccinated benchmark the state plans to end the safe travels program. Hawai'i is currently at the 52% vaccinated rate.


You can watch the press conference here: https://www.facebook.com/387637784744953/videos/902735660283035


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