NOTE: as of July 13, the Governor and county mayors have agreed to extend the mandatory 14 day quarantine for visitors and returning residents until September 1. Stay tuned. Here is the latest:
From a local point of view, I will tell you that more than 80% of Hawaii’s residents approve this delay, no matter the economic pain:
As Announced on June 24, 2020:
Starting August 1, the 14 day mandatory quarantine will not be necessary! Those who provide a negative test within 72 hours of arrival will be allowed to move freely about the state without the mandatory 14 day quarantine.
What we know here in Hawaii is that rental properties are BOOKED SOLID starting August 1. If you rent your property, I am sure you have seen this for yourself. There is definitely pent up demand. If you are considering selling, this is a good time to list, as visitor traffic will be high.
The announcement to allow those with negative Covid-19 tests to forgo quarantine was made on June 24, 2020 by Hawaii’s Governor Ige. Truth be told, we have not seen a solid plan yet. What we have been told is that there will be a “database” by which test results would be confirmed upon arrival at the airport. So far, it seems that our Lieutenant Governor, Josh Greene (an ER Physician) is in talks with some of the larger pharmacy chains (CVS, Walgreens) to provide these testing and reporting services.
This plan is also in conjunction with the individual counties of Hawaii. Each Island is basically a county (Maui county includes Lana’i and Molokai). Here is the information source for Honolulu County
Hawaii has looked to Alaska as they have had a similar testing requirement. Alaska is testing as people enter the state. Hawaii will not do that, as we usually receive upwards of 30,000 visitors per day during our tourist season. Hawaii does not have the resources to test that many people per day at our airports, thus the “pre-test” requirement.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Below are some helpful links as well: