We’ve had some excellent news travelers and want to be travelers COVID travel restrictions continue to drop!
As of July 8th Hawaii is allowing all travelers VACCINATED in the United States (and territories) to travel without the pre-travel COVID test or any quarantine! It’s another step in returning to normal.
Now you will need to upload proof of vaccination to the Hawaii Safe Travels Website and keep a physical card on you but hopefully this will alleviate some of the travel stress. As well as this news COVID travel restrictions continue to drop around the islands including restaurants being allowed to move up to 75% capacity and increasing numbers of people allowed to gather!
If you are not vaccinated by the time of your trip you will still need to take the test and follow those COVID procedures.
The goal is once Hawaii reaches 70% vaccinated on the island for all travel restrictions to drop. Currently that number is around 57%…. we are so close!
As of November 15 the Big Island has been open and welcoming travelers back for a month! With a months hindsight we want to answer some questions about what traveling to Hawaii is like in the time of COVID.
So far we haven’t had any issues with our travelers not having their tests on time or being accepted. (Knock on wood!) Gauging how long it takes at the airport, of course, depends on crowds so it’s impossible to say for sure. But taking into account not only time for the test but also the usual baggage claim, car rental, etc its estimated at 2 hours at most. But like we said it’s dependent on days, times and crowds!
It’s a huge help to have all required travel forms completed prior to your arrival! All the forms and relevant information can be found at Safe Travels Hawaii.
We are required to notify each complex of arrivals and departures so ask that you keep us informed of your flight info prior to arrival. If you are looking for further information on the complexes, resorts or local business we can answer any questions or put you in touch with the right people.
Also we have noted some airlines are cancelling flights. We can be flexible with your dates and if you need to subtract or add days to make the flight work out we can work with you, just make sure you keep in touch so we can accommodate your changes as best we can.
SOCIAL DISTANCING & MASKS
Traveling to Hawaii in the time of COVID does mean following all the local travel regulations. While the islands are open this is definitely an important part of allowing tourism to continue and keeping everyone healthy and safe. We ask that you socially distance while out and about and follow the local mask mandates and any business rules they ask you to adhere to.
CANCELLATION & POLICY
As we know very well things remain up in the air and ever changing we remain flexible on cancellation policies as well as reservation deposits, credits and date changes.
Please call or email for more information or if you have any further questions about travel to Kona.