Covid-19 Travel Update
Although pre-travel testing requirements remain the same as they have been (i.e. no changes, yet to the testing requirements, regardless of whether a person has been fully vaccinated or not - see previous blogs for details), as of last Monday, March 8th, the governor approved the mayor's request for a temporary expansion of the number of people allowed to gather outdoors from 10 to 25 people, currently though April 11th.
Assuming there is not a spike in cases, my guess is that this loosening of number restrictions will be extended, making it much easier for slightly larger wedding groups to gather! Note that there are still masking and distancing requirements for those not in the same household, but at least the gatherings are legally permitted. Indoor gatherings are still limited to 10 people total.
Although I try to keep things as up to date here as possible, I always encourage you to be sure to look at the latest information from the state a least a week or two before you fly in, in case there are any changes.
As a reminder, you can find information about the travel requirements to Hawaii (currently you need a negative test result within 72 hours before you board the last leg of your flight, or you'll be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine), as well as what to expect here in Hawaii, by going HERE.
If you plan on going to any other islands while you are here, note that going to Oahu is easy, but any other island requires additional tests. You can find that flow chart HERE.
Please note that if you have a wedding with us, and we discover last minute changes to the program shortly before you leave, we will be in touch with you personally to make sure you have the latest updates!
All of that being said, please rest assured that things continue to look up here in Hawaii. More things are re-opening, and since most of our restaurants are outdoors or open air, dining out feels relaxed, and trips to the beach are relatively carefree!
I'll keep you updated here as things continue to change, hopefully for the better!
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