Hawaii reopens to tourists on October 15

Posted by Anita Froneman on 18 September 2020

Hawaii will reopen its borders to tourists on October 15. A strict pre-travel testing programme will be enforced, which could exempt visitors from undergoing the otherwise mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Hawaii reopens to tourists October 15

Hawaii is famous for its laid-back island style atmosphere.

This requires visitors to be tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), performed using a nasal swab, and can show proof of negative test results from a certified laboratory, Government said in a statement. 

Travellers will have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must fill out a travel and health form.

This is the third time a new reopening date has been set for the popular American island destination, as the infection rate on mainland USA surged in recent weeks. However, Hawaii’s infection rate control is now the second best in the country after Nevada, according to the Staradvertiser.

Hawaii has had 11,312 recorded cases of COVID-19 and 109 deaths as of September 18.

Image: Unsplash 


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