COVID-19 Travel Update
After a lot of back and forth, the governor finally agreed to the Big Island mayor's terms, giving our island one extra line of defense against traveler's brining the virus unknowingly to the island, while still allowing us to move ahead to welcome visitors back to the island!
Starting October 15, 2020, if you want to skip the mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arriving here in Kona, in addition to the Covid-19 test that must be taken 72 hours before the last leg of your trip, visitors to the Big Island will also be given a rapid test (at no charge) upon landing in Kona.
Please note that, regardless of the results of the rapid test, if your previous test results have not come back yet, you will need to quarantine until your negative test results come in. If you have a positive rapid test upon arrival, you will be taken to get a further, more comprehensive test to confirm the results.
Please refer to this article for more information, and the State website for complete traveler information on what pre-travel tests will be accepted, and where you can get them: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/#travel-FAQs
Note that many restaurants have also closed their doors (some permanently), although many will re-open for visitors, but some are waiting until November to do so, so be prepared for fewer options than you may have experienced pre-Covid.
Also, please be aware that even though we will be opening, there still we be plenty of Covid restrictions in place. We have a mask mandate in any public space, and there are strict gathering restrictions - inside or outside - of 10 people or fewer. This may affect your wedding in one way or another, so please be sure to be in touch with whomever is assisting you. If that's us, you know we are here for you any time!
The most important thing you can do is to respect the rules in place, and know that although not the same as before, our island is here and ready to welcome you!