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Aloha! Travel Updates From Kauai and Hawaii as of September 17th

Aloha Go Golf Kauai fans, friends and Ohana,
We love sharing Aloha and our amazing destination with you just as much as you enjoy experiencing the beautiful island of Kauai.  The health and safety of visitors, our Kama’aina (residents) and all those who work in the golf and hospitality industries remain our highest priority. To that end, we are pleased to share with you the latest travel updates from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau at the direction of Hawaii Governor David Ige.

Guidelines for Pre-Travel Testing
Governor Ige confirmed on September 16ththe start date of the pre-travel program for U.S. mainland travelers will be October 15th. The current program outline follows:

  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab.
  • Travelers are exempt from the mandatory 14-day quarantine if testing is completed no more than 72 hours in advance of arrival with proof of a negative result.
  • If results are not available by time of arrival, quarantine necessary until test results are received.
  • All travelers (returning residents and visitors) of all ages subject to pre-test requirement.
  • Individuals responsible for testing costs.
  • Travelers (returning residents and visitors) are not able to test upon arrival in Hawaii because this is a pre-travel testing program.

Governor Ige indicated that the pre-test is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, completion of the State Travel and Health form, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees or higher.

  • No commercial COVID-19 NAAT testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport. Travelers without the pre-test will be required to quarantine.
  • CVS and Kaiser Permanente are testing partners and details are forthcoming.
  • Information about how to submit test results are also forthcoming.

Hawaii continues to be the state with one of the lowest number of Covid-19 cases per capita and lowest number of deaths in the nation. The safety measures and protocols put in place by the governor and health officials will help ensure that it stays that way.

As health and travel situations continue to evolve, we ask that travelers remain flexible and visit www.gohawaii.com for the latest information.


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