Latest Covid-19 Update as of 08-18-20: Pre-Arrival Testing Program Delayed Once Again
Sadly, and as suspected, the Governor announced today that, in addition to rigorous restrictions on gatherings on the island of Oahu, there is once again an official delay of the pre-testing arrival program, which would have allowed Trans-Pacific travelers to come to Hawaii with a negative Covid-19 test without having to quarantine. (See article HERE).
However, due to a surge of cases on Oahu, and in attempt to curb the spread to other islands and prevent further potential exposure to the islands, that program has been delayed, and the current mandatory 14-day quarantine for Trans-Pacific travelers remains in affect until at least September 30, 2020.
What does this mean for your wedding? If you are not in the state of Hawaii, and you had a wedding scheduled for September, unless you want to stay in your hotel room for 14 days quarantining prior to your wedding, I'm afraid that means postponing and rescheduling (or cancelling outright, of course). There is also the option for a virtual wedding or vow renewal if you don't want to cancel, but cannot postpone your wedding either.
If you have a wedding coming up in October, it's time to begin discussions about what you might do if the start of the pre-arrival testing program is delayed again.
If you have a wedding with Simple Kona Beach Weddings, your wedding agreement covers you for postponement and reschedule (even more than once, if necessary) due to the pandemic any time up to one year of your original date. Just call or email me to discuss options!
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