COVID-19 Updates / Alerts for The Hawaiian Islands
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a global pandemic. At Luxurious Destinations, we are closely monitoring this situation with the safety of our community, associates and travelers in mind. We are in constant contact with local and federal agencies, ensuring that accurate information is available to our current and future guests. Every day we learn something new, and therefore understand that there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty for those who have made or still would like to make travel plans.
UPDATES / Alerts:
Hawaii / Maui COVID-19 Status as of August 28th, 2020 12:00 p.m.
- On August 28th the State of Hawaii announced that the new online Safe Travels application will be mandatory for all travelers beginning Sept. 1. This new digital application, which collects the required health and travel information, is critical to protecting the health of Hawaiian residents and visitors alike.
- Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The application can be found at https://travel.hawaii.gov.
Hawaii / Maui COVID-19 Status as of August 18th, 2020 12:00 p.m.
- On August 18th Hawaiian Governor David Ige held a press conference announcing a delay in the implementation of Hawaii’s Trans-Pacific Travel program. Governor Ige stated this program would be delayed from welcoming back trans pacific visitors to at least October 1st, 2020.
- Governor Ige stated the reopening, along with pre-travel testing protocols will be announced well in advance to allow businesses to prepare for the return of visitors.
- Governor Ige said the State is carefully monitoring the healthcare system as it is experiencing some stress but remains well positioned to respond to the coronavirus cases being seen currently.
- The mandatory 14-day travel quarantine will remain in place through September 30th.
For more information about statements issued by Governor Ige, Click Here.
Below we have provided answers to common FAQ’s, as well as helpful information and resources for current and future guests of Hawaii.
When Will Luxurious Destinations Be Able to Welcome Visitors Back to Hawaii/Maui?
- Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Option for Trans-Pacific Travel (Out-of-State Visitors) has been delayed till October 1st. This is a tentative date. This is also the earliest date out-of-state visitors will be welcomed without being required to quarantine for 14 days.
What Are the Guidelines for Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program?
- Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab.
- Travelers exempt for mandatory 14-day quarantine if testing negative no more than 72 hours in advance of travel.
- If results are not available by time of arrival, quarantine necessary until test results received.
- All travelers of all ages subject to pre-test requirement.
- Individuals responsible for testing costs.
- No commercial testing provided at Hawaii airports.
- The pre-test is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, completion of the State Travel and Health form, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees or higher.
- Travelers without the pre-test will be in quarantine.
- Pre-travel testing protocols will be announced prior to the re-open date.
What Happens If I Travel to Hawaii Now?
- Beginning Tuesday, September 1, the new online Safe Travels application will be mandatory for all travelers.
- Learn more about Hawaii’s Safe Travels program / system by clicking here.
- Safe Travels application can be found
- The mandatory 14-day quarantine is required for all passengers (visitors and returning residents) arriving into the state of Hawaii on or before September 30.
- People who are required to self-quarantine for 14 days must designate a hotel or motel as their designated quarantine location. No person who is subject to the mandatory self-quarantine is allowed to stay in a short-term or vacation rental.
- The state of Hawaii’s Department of Transportation website further explains the entrance and quarantine process.
- Every adult traveler (including officers and crew members) flying from the continental U.S., and international must complete the Mandatory Travel Declaration Form and the revised 14-day Order for Self Quarantine Form.
- Facial masks are required on all islands.
- For more information about statements issued by Governor Ige, Click here.
What Is Open and What Is Closed in Maui?
- Effective July 31, 2020, Mayor Victorino announces limit on social gatherings to no more than 10 people.
- Nightclubs, theaters, public gathering venues, banquet halls, community centers and community gymnasiums have been ordered closed until further notice.
- Select county parks and beach parks are open for walking, jogging, running, biking and ocean exercise activities.
- Other public gathering areas (in Maui) allowed to open on June 1, 2020 include:
- Fitness and recreational facilities
- Dog parks
- Reopening of additional businesses and activities started Monday, June 15, 2020.
- A restricted number of bars and restaurants are open and operating at limited capacity.
- The Island of Maui has been successful in its attempts to control the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the situation remains dynamic. Luxurious Destinations recommends connecting with Hawaii’s / Maui’s local resources to obtain the most recent information.
- See the latest from the State of Hawaii Dept. of Health
- See the latest from the County of Maui by visiting their website here, or their Facebook page here.
What Are Some Tips and/or Preventative Measures I Can Take While Traveling to Maui?
- We advise following the recommendations provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the WHO (World Health Organization).
How is Luxurious Destinations Cleaning and Sanitizing Its Privately Owned and Managed Residences?
- At Luxurious Destinations we remain diligent in our efforts to provide the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitation.
- Our professional housekeeping staff are only permitted to use cleaners and disinfectants that meet EPA standards. All Luxurious Destinations cleaning products are included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of approved solutions.
- Our professional housekeepers are focused on devoting extra time to sanitizing commonly touched items and spaces, i.e. door handles, appliances, phones, remote controls, as recommended by the CDC guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting.
- All of our professional housekeepers are required to wear protective (PPE) gear to help prevent cross-contamination.
If you have unanswered questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact a Luxurious Destinations Reservation Specialist at 888-LUX-DEST or email@example.com.