October 15th will mark the day when Hawaii reopens their tourism for international visitors. It’s a shocking revelation that’s been shrouded in controversy, with medical experts & the CDC recommending state legislators reconsider their announcement to reopen. It’s been advised to Hawaii that the 2nd wave of COVID-19 will inflict them if international borders are reopening.
Hawaiian legislators disagree with the recommendations of CDC health experts. Protocols that’ve been implemented are enough to guarantee tourism safety, which is the opinionated impression of legislators. It’s claimed that the prolonged approach to permitting a tourist across the border will ensure safety. Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program requires that visitors have an adverse result on their coronavirus test within forty-eight hours of their arrival. An additional test is maintained by Hawaiian medical experts, with any positive infections requiring a 14-Day Quarantine at their respective resort.
Other travellers staying at that resort will become highly susceptible to capturing COVID-19, and shortly afterwards a 2nd outbreak of coronavirus will become inevitable. Still, the state website has updated it’s required & issued formal statements for potential visitors to review. It’s first mentions that entering the state requires written confirmation of Hawaiian-approved results for a coronavirus test. Unfavourable results can be sustained within 72 hours. Any negative results will implement “Mandatory Quarantine Protocols”. Those visitors found disobeying the MQP can potentially get fined $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 by state law enforcement.
Travellers aged 21 or higher are required to register with the “Hawaiian Safe Travel Program” before entering the state. Through the HSTP, healthcare experts in Hawaii can receive test results from tourists before their departure. Tests must be conducted 72-hours before flights depart from their designated airports. Multiple airlines have confirmed their commitment to Hawaii’s tourism reopening. Those aviation corporations include the following:
- Hawaiian Airlines.
- Alaska Airlines.
- United Airlines.
- American Airlines.
Flights can depart from major airports in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Buffalo, and most travel hubs throughout the United States of America. It should be noted that tourists enter Hawaii can refuse a COVID-19 test but will be required to self-quarantine in their hotels or resorts for fourteen days. Refusal to quarantine prompts substantial penalties.