Hawaii has been closed off to domestic travel for months, and currently imposes a 14-day quarantine for all visitors. Governor David Ige had previously announced the state’s intention to reopen to tourism by August 1. However, that date was later pushed back to September 1, and now it’s been delayed until at least October.
The plan for the August reopening date was for out-of-state visitors to avoid the 14-day quarantine if they tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their arrival in Hawaii. But with outbreaks on the mainland United States, an increase of cases on Hawaii, and a poor supply of tests to the archipelago, Hawaii is planning to wait before welcoming back tourists.