Going on a vacation of any kind during the pandemic is a complex proposition, but for many, the prospect of a Hawaii vacation is worth the hassle. To make travel easier for tourists, the island of Kauai has started a pre- and post-travel testing program for out-of-state visitors staying in its “resort bubbles.”
While other Hawaiian islands allow travelers to bypass the two-week quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test, Kauai is opting out of that testing program and putting forth its own procedures. Out-of-state visitors staying in approved resorts will be able to take a post-travel test three days after arrival and will be released from quarantine once they get a negative result. If they stay in a non-approved accommodation, they won’t be allowed to leave their rooms at all and must undergo a full 10-day quarantine.