Update: September 17, 2020. Governor Ige has delayed Hawaii’s opening with testing until October 15th. I do believe that this date will hold.
It was the news we had all been waiting for – Hawaii’s Reopening! Governor Ige held a news conference yesterday to announce that Hawaii will reopen to domestic travel on October 15th, as long as visitors can show a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of the last leg of departure. So, what does this mean?
The 14-day quarantine is still in effect for domestic and international travel, and will continue to be in effect indefinitely. However, now there is another option for travelers outside the state. The model was taken from Alaska’s reopening. If a visitor agrees to take a NAAT, Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the last leg of departure, and is able to show a negative result, they will be allowed to enter the state after October 15th without having to quarantine.