Covid-19 Travel Update
eWith the pre-travels program going pretty smoothly since October 15th, and with more Pre-Travel testing partners added to make things easier, the State just added an additional hurdle to the process, given the number of exploding cases around the U.S. and the number of positive cases caught through the current program.
Previously, if you did not have your negative test results by the time you landed, you were required to quarantine until the results were available. Once received, you were free.
However, with the new rule to go in effect tomorrow, November 24, 2020, if you do not have your negative test results BEFORE boarding on the last leg of your trip here to Hawaii, if you come, you must quarantine (i.e. not leave your hotel room for any reason) for the length of your trip or for 14 days, whichever is shorter (see article from West Hawaii Today HERE).
You are still required to get the test no more than 72 hours prior to the last leg of your trip, which makes things a bit tricky. The best case scenario would be to try to get on a later flight and hope your results come in while you are waiting, and that the 72 hour window doesn't expire in the interim.
Some folks are getting tests from multiple test centers (if available in your area) hoping that at least one of them will have the results available for you by the time you are required to provide proof.
It seems the rules will continue to change until a vaccine is widely available, so it's best to prepare to be flexible, and know that if you are getting married with us, we'll do what we can to accommodate you!
Although we'll do our best to update you here when big changes are afoot, you can keep up to date on the most current rules by visiting to State's travel website by going HERE and finding out what the latest regulations are once you get here by going HERE.