The governor announced today that the mandatory 14-day quarantine is going to continue at least through the end of August, 2020, and the previously announced plan to allow Trans-Pacific visitors with a negative Covid-19 test to be allowed to skip the quarantine as of August 1st has been scrapped. The governor and his team are working to get a better system in place to keep the islands's residents and visitors safe, which they hope to implement starting September 1st, but that is still TBD. See this latest announcement by going to this article HERE.
What does this mean for you?
If you have a wedding in August, and you are not living in Hawaii, and someone else is planning your wedding (if you are one of our couples, we've already rescheduled), it means that, unless you are planning on being here and quarantining for two weeks prior to your wedding (no leaving your hotel room for any reason, with the exception of going to the hospital), you'll need to postpone and reschedule.
If you have a wedding in September, be aware that a system allowing out of state visitors may or may not be in place by September 1st, so be prepared for a last-minute change, or, if that feels too iffy for you, you may consider postponing and rescheduling now.
You will also want to check in with the airlines and hotels to find out what happens if the quarantine is still in place and you need to change your plans.
If you have a wedding or vow renewal with us here at Simple Kona Beach Weddings, rest assured that your wedding agreement allows for postponement and reschedule up to one calendar year of your original date (and if you agreement was signed before this clause was added, we can add it), allowing you to move anything you've paid up to this point forward with you to the future date. If you don't have your wedding agreement settled yet, we'll want to do this ASAP so that you will be able to save your deposit in case plans need to be changed! :)
That being said, if you are one of our couples, and have any additional questions or concerns, or you want to talk about all of your possibilities in more detail, please don't hesitate to send us an email and we'll set up a time to chat via phone!
I'll keep you posted here with updates as they become available. In the meantime, please stay safe!
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