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Good evening, I am currently listening to a press conference held by the administration in the State of Hawaii government. Finally, we have some good news to share.
The Hawaii Government is allowing trans-pacific travel beginning October 15. We feel confident that this is the first step to being fully opened to our guests. We will continue monitoring the news and keep you posted of any updates. .
Here are the details:
Governor Ige announced that the launch of pre-travel testing program will now begin on OCTOBER 15, 2020. The pre-travel Covid-19 test program would have allows for trans-Pacific travelers to avoid the 14-day quarantine if they produce a negative coronavirus pre-test, taken within 72 hours of departure to Hawaii.
HAWAII DEPT. OF HEALTH TRAVEL FAQ'S: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/#travel-FAQs
MANDATORY STATE OF HAWAII TRAVEL AND HEALTH FORM: https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/
The State of Hawaii and County of Maui does not permit Transient Vacation Rentals (TVRs) at Condominium units zoned hotel to those subject to the 14-day quarantine. THEREFORE, OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS THAT ARRIVE IN MAUI COUNTY WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-TRAVEL COVID-19 TEST PROGRAM MUST COMPLETE A 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE AT A HOTEL OR MOTEL PRIOR TO RENTAL OF A CONDOMINIUM, BED AND BREAKFAST HOME OR SHORT-TERM RENTAL HOME.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR VALUED GUESTS:
GUESTS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE NOW TO NOVEMBER 1, 2020, please contact us to reschedule.
AT THIS TIME, MOST OF OUR AMENITIES; POOL, TABLE TENNIS, BBQ AREAS ARE STILL CLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTIVES. A FACE COVER IS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC PLACES AND PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE AND DISTANCING.
Currently, testing partners include CVS and Kaiser Permanente. Lt. Gov. Josh Green said arriving passengers will remain in quarantine until they get their test result back. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of their test.
The plan was originally set to launch in August, but has already been pushed back twice. This third delay is 15 days beyond the previously announced Oct. 1 date the governor had announced last month.
Governor David Ige this afternoon announced a delay in the start of the state’s pre-travel testing program to October 1, 2020.
This pushes the previously announced Sept. 1 date to October 1, 2020 at the earliest. Gov. Ige said he will continue to monitor key markets on the mainland and here in Hawaiʻi.
Thank you for your patience. If you currently have reservations with us, we have reached out to reschedule your vacation. Please always feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com
UPDATE AS OF 7/13/2020:
Governor Ige announced the delaying of the launch of pre-travel testing program until September 1st.
The pre-test program would have allowed for trans-Pacific travelers to avoid the 14-day quarantine beginning in August if they produced a negative coronavirus pre-test, taken within 72 hours of departure to Hawaii. Unfortunately, there has been a surge in infections on the mainland, including in some of the markets that travelers to Hawaii typically come from.
THEREFORE, UNTIL AT LEAST SEPT 1, 2020, OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS THAT ARRIVE IN MAUI COUNTY MUST COMPLETE A 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE AT A HOTEL OR MOTEL PRIOR TO RENTAL OF A CONDOMINIUM, BED AND BREAKFAST HOME OR SHORT-TERM RENTAL HOME.
25 June 2020
Governor David Ige today announced that as of Aug. 1, the state will implement a pre-travel testing option for travelers to Hawaiʻi as an alternative to the 14-day travel quarantine.
Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any testing location approved by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport.
DOH is still in the process of developing this program but anticipates requiring an FDA-approved PCR test from a CLIA certified laboratory. Travelers will be required to provide printed or emailed pre-test certification as evidence of a negative test result. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of the pre-travel test.
Travelers who receive a valid negative PCR diagnostic test, 72 hours prior to their trip to Hawai‘i, will not be subject to the 14-day mandatory quarantine.
24 July 2020Maui Now
Testing site locator (we do recommend contacting your health care provider. This is just for information
10 June 2020
It is with such sadness that I share with you news received from a news briefings with Hawaii Governor Ige. The Governor has extended the travel quarantine through July 31, 2020.
We feel very optimistic that we will see trans-pacific travel opened up the first part of August. We will continue monitoring the news channels for updates.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Shelly and Dan Williamson
Maui News Now
June 10, 2020, 2:56 PM HST
Governor David Ige has extended the mandatory 14-day quarantine for international and out-of-state arrivals into Hawaii through the end of July, 2020.
The extension is part of the governor’s Ninth Emergency Proclamation relating to COVID-19.
A separate quarantine in place for interisland travel will be lifted next week Tuesday, June 16, as previously announced. This applies only to air travel within the state, and anyone arriving into the state would still be subject to a 14-day quarantine through at least the end of next month.
03 June 2020
Dan and I are eager to get back to business and welcome you to Maui. We had great news this week when the Governor opened up Inter-Island travel beginning June 16th. An announcement is expected in the next week regarding travel from the mainland and international. We plan on offering specials to welcome you and thank you for your patience as we all work through this crisis. We pray that you, your family and loved ones are well.
A letter from our homeowners office
There is a lot going on at Royal Kahana as we work toward re-opening. Using the latest guidance from County, State, and Federal sources, we will soon begin is a program of sustained disinfecting and sanitizing of all common areas, develop ways to control traffic flow in and around the lobby and other gathering places, and work with the numerous housekeeping services to insure they too are carrying out the steps necessary to properly disinfect the individual units as well.
The pool project is complete. Once open, the pool will be available from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, seven days a week. Occupancy will be limited to six persons or one larger family unit. A limited number of lounges will also be placed around the pool as well. Guests will be directed to use their own personal towel to cover the lounges. Masks and footwear will be required when transiting to and from the pool. In order to comply with social distancing, three grills will be made available.
Hand sanitizer stations will be installed throughout the building with an emphasis on the entrance/front desk areas and elevator lobbies on each floor. Various signs will be used to maintain social distancing in and around the elevators and front desk. The fitness room will be open from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. Staff will disinfect at certain times during the day and guests will also be provided disinfecting wipes and asked to disinfect prior to use. Fewer pieces of equipment will be available in order to comply with social distancing. The Ping Pong table will not be available during the early stages of reopening. More information will be made available as the reopening program moves forward.
14 May 2020
Slowly the Islands of Hawaii are opening Today the quarantine for incoming traveler's (tourists and locals) is still in effect. Dan and I are watching and participating in news briefings held by the Governor, the Maui Mayor, the Hawaii Tourism Board and others.
Over 100,000 Hawaiian's are employed in the tourist / Hospitality Industry; hotels, airlines, and secondary jobs (ground transportation, hair dressers, restaurants, tours, breweries etc...).
This morning beaches were opened up previously people were able to access the beach for exercise but lounging was not allowed. Today that changed; small groups may gather.
Things being considered are adequate health care, and testing capabilities among other things. Discussed today was "Travel with Aloha", this link will take you to the online meeting that was held today with Lieutenant Governor Josh Green.
We also encourage you to keep up-to-date at https://mauinow.com/category/coronavirus/
PLEASE CHECK THESE LINKS FOR UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION: