Governor Ige Approves Mayor Kawakami’s rules on Inter-Island Travel and ‘Resort Bubbles’
Lihue – Gov. David Ige on Wednesday approved two changes to Kauai's travel quarantine rules requested by Mayor Derek Kawakami, effective January 5, 2021. Gov. Ige signed Mayor Kawakami’s Amended Emergency Rule 23, allowing inter-island travelers who have been in the State of Hawaii for more than three days to participate in the Safe Travels PreTravel Testing Program for quarantine exemptions.
The Governor also signed Mayor Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 24, which authorizes a pre- and post-travel testing program at Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) “resort bubble” properties. Travelers who take a pre-travel test, quarantine for three days on the “resort bubble” property, then take a post-travel test, will be released from quarantine with negative test results.
The County of Kauai is announcing the new travel protocols effective Tuesday, Jan. 5 for Inter-Island Travel, Transpacific Travel “Resort Bubbles,” Quarantining, Critical Workers and Medical Appointments, and more. For a full breakdown of these protocols and muck more, CLICK HERE.