Per Hawaii News Now, Gov. Ige announced that Hawaii will delay the pre-travel test reopening plan by at least a month. The announcement was made in a legislative briefing on Monday, July 13, 2020.
The pre-travel testing plan was due to start August 1, 2020. This plan was designed to allow visitors to bypass the 14-day quarantine requirements with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. The new date for implementing this plan has not yet been announced.
The pre-travel testing plan was only just announced less than three weeks ago. So, what has changed? From what we gather, the reasons are that Hawaii cases surging to all-time highs, mainland cases surging in certain states and Hawaii’s insufficient contact-tracing and testing capabilities.
The mandatory 14-day quarantine will also be extended through at least the end of August for all visitors and residents arriving from outside the state of Hawaii.
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