Tag Archives: Hawaiis

Aloha Friday Photo: Akaka Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island

Aloha Friday Photo: Akaka  Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island

Mahalo to my cousin Jennifer Myers from Pennsylvania for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jennifer took this shot at Akaka Falls while on vacation with her husband, Mark. Our popular scenic drive guide between the Kona side and Hilo side includes a stop at Akaka Falls. So, be sure and […]

Kauai receives approval to rejoin Hawaii’s Safe Travels program starting April 5

Kauai receives approval to rejoin Hawaii's Safe Travels program starting April 5

Governor Ige approved Kauai’s request to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program starting April 5, 2021. This change will allow travelers with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner to bypass quarantines. Travelers participating in the Safe Travels program will also be able to travel directly to the Kauai from out of […]

Kauai seeking to rejoin Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for incoming travelers

Kauai seeking to rejoin Hawaii's Safe Travels program for incoming travelers

Yesterday, March 2, Kauai’s mayor, Derek Kawakami, announced that Kauai is seeking the governor’s approval to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program starting April 5, 2021. You can read the full announcement here. This proposed rule to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program is called Rule 25. Here’s a summation of it from the announcement: […]

Hawaii’s newly implemented pre-travel testing program is working, but has issues

Hawaii's newly implemented pre-travel testing program is working, but has issues

It’s been almost a week since the October 15th start of the new pre-travel testing program. The system is working, but not without some issues. Per an estimate provided to Hawaii News Now, the Safe Travels application has gone smoothly for about 80% of travelers. Here are some updates on the pre-travel testing program and […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Lanikai Beach at sunrise + Reports from launch of Hawaii’s safe travels program

Aloha Friday Photo: Lanikai Beach at sunrise + Reports from launch of Hawaii’s safe travels program

Mahalo to Irene Buggy who shared this lovely sunrise shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Irene tells us that this is her favorite picture from her Oahu vacation. It’s a wonderful photo, indeed! — From all reports we’ve seen, it appears that the launch of Hawaii’s new safe/pre-travel testing program was mostly a success. […]

Hawaii’s Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing + more Hawaii tourism reopening news

Hawaii's Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing + more Hawaii tourism reopening news

We’re just nine days from the October 15th start of the pre-travel testing program, yet, there’s still quite a bit of chaos around it. Yesterday, some new answers emerged, but new questions developed, too. Hawaii’s Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing program Governor Ige has given each island county the option to opt out […]

Lt. Gov. Green’s October 1st press conference discussing Hawaii’s new COVID-19 pre-travel testing program

Lt. Gov. Green's October 1st press conference discussing Hawaii's new COVID-19 pre-travel testing program

We’ve watched and rewatched Lieutenant Governor Green’s October 1st press conference outlining details of Hawaii’s COVID-19 pre-travel testing program. We’ve summarized the press conference below. Welcome to bullet point city! The lieutenant governor described the content of his press conference as  “…the basic, rock-solid information of what it will look like come October 15th.” Some […]

Preview of Hawaii’s pre-travel COVID testing program details that will be announced October 1st

Preview of Hawaii's pre-travel COVID testing program details that will be announced October 1st

In a Facebook live chat with Lt. Gov. Green that was hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, more details about the pre-travel testing program were revealed. Green says that on Thursday, October 1st, a press conference will be held to discuss the program in detail. Also on Thursday, www.hawaiicovid19.com/travel will be loaded with all the firm […]

Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program becomes more official + United Airlines to pilot pre-flight testing

Hawaii's pre-travel testing program becomes more official + United Airlines to pilot pre-flight testing

Well, it’s “official-er” that Hawaii’s new pre-travel testing program is set to begin October 15, 2020.  After a few delays, at least this time, the pre-travel testing program with a start date of October 15, 2020 has made its way into official state documentation. The pre-travel testing program was signed by Governor Ige yesterday, September […]

Uncertainty surrounds Hawaii’s pending tourism reopening

Uncertainty surrounds Hawaii's pending tourism reopening

Last week’s announcement of reopening Hawaii tourism starting October 15th with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result has mostly been met with optimism. Still, there’s a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the plans and the future of Hawaii tourism. Hawaii’s testing plan needs more details. Some important details of the pre-travel testing plan have been […]

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