The long, confusing will-they-won’t-they drama of Hawaii’s reopening is over. With a set of requirements in place that allows guests to avoid a mandatory quarantine, Hawaii is open to tourism, and on the first day of the pre-testing travel program (October 15, 2020) 8,000 people showed up, the Associated Press reports.
Originally the state of Hawaii had mandated a 14-day quarantine for any incoming visitors, which made it very tricky for most people to vacation there. Now, however, a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival is all you need to enjoy the sunshine and beaches of the Rainbow State. Incoming passengers must also create a Safe Travels profile so the state can track and enforce quarantines when needed.