With transpacific travel set to reopen on October 15th, Governor David Ige states Hawaii is ready to welcome tourists back to the islands. Travelers who have actually a documented negative COVID-19 test, administered 72 hours prior to arrival, will have the ability to bypass the states mandatory 14-day quarantine.
“We do believe that we wont see a huge initial rise in the visitors who come here, but we hope that we can slowly restore our neighborhood by bringing transpacific visitors back to our islands,” Ige told Spotlight Hawaii in a live interview today.
Travelers who fly directly to the neighbor islands will likewise have the ability to bypass quarantine, but when those visitors leave the airport, they would need to quarantine if they selected to take a trip to other islands within the state.
“If you are flying straight to Oahu, invest a day or two here, then that doesnt translate. You could pertain to Oahu and not undergo quarantine, but if you then take an inter island flight you would go through quarantine again,” Ige described.
The Governor stated he is satisfying with the county mayors today and will have an upgrade on the inter island strategies later this week. As it stands now, travelers from Oahu should quarantine if they visitor a next-door neighbor island, but those traveling from the neighbor islands to Oahu do not.
“I have been working with the mayors to recognize you understand, what the health metrics would be so that we can drop the inter island quarantine. I do know, and when I talk with residents, particularly on the next-door neighbor islands, they continue to be concerned because of the variety of infection cases they see on Oahu,” Ige stated.
The Governor also spoke about the brand-new call center to manage unemployment claims, and the states Hawaii Restaurant Card program. Citizens who qualify will be receiving $500 pre-loaded debit cards in the mail to use at Hawaii dining establishments. The program is intended to assist locals who have lost their tasks, while likewise providing an increase to regional restaurants.
The Governor also spoke about the brand-new call center to deal with joblessness claims, and the states Hawaii Restaurant Card program. Residents who certify will be getting $500 pre-loaded debit cards in the mail to use at Hawaii dining establishments. Spotlight Hawaii, which shines a light on problems affecting Hawaii, airs live 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Honolulu Star-Advertisers Facebook page.
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