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COVID-19 Special Alerts and Notices for the Hawaiian Islands

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 September 16, 2020 12:00pm

  • David Ige today announced a new leadership team that will oversee the state’s public health response to COVID-19 and the pre-travel testing program for COVID-19, which will start October 15.
  • Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), performed using a nasal swab, and can show proof of negative test results from a CLIA certified laboratory. Travelers also will have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must fill out a travel and health form. Upon arrival in Hawaii, passengers unable to provide proof of an approved negative test will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days or until they can provide proof of negative test results.

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


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.


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