Kauai to yet again permit inter-island passengers to benefit from Safe and sound Travels screening software

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Kauai County officers said Wednesday that they had been rescinding a short term rule that prevented inter-island travellers touring to Kauai from collaborating in the state’s pre-travel tests application.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Mayor Derek Kawakami is proposing stricter rules for travelers arriving on Kauai.

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Mayor Derek Kawakami is proposing stricter regulations for tourists arriving on Kauai.

The ask for, which nevertheless requires to be authorised by Gov. David Ige, would necessarily mean that Hawaii citizens could after all over again just take inter-island flights to Kauai devoid of having to quarantine, provided they supplied evidence of a adverse COVID-19 test taken inside 72 hrs of departure.

Late last thirty day period, Mayor Derek Kawakami questioned Gov. Ige to make it possible for Kauai County to temporarily decide-out of the Safe Travels system, citing the increase in COVID-19 situations on other islands and the U.S. mainland.

Wednesday’s declared rule adjust will not apply to trans-Pacific vacationers, who will continue to will need to quarantine for 10 times no matter of whether or not they supply a damaging COVID-19 check.

“The amount of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths on the mainland carries on to enhance, with the quantity of circumstances this thirty day period virtually double the level in November,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, M.D., the Kauai District Well being Officer, in a assertion. “Unfortunately, it is just not protected at this time to make it possible for transpacific travel to Kauai with no supplemental safeguards – we hope that will improve quickly.”

County officials say that it is ‘not still recognized when Kauai’s moratorium on the Safe and sound Travels plan will finish for Transpacific vacationers.’

Only 10 coronavirus scenarios have been documented on Kauai over the previous two months, by considerably the fewest range on an island statewide. In the course of the similar time period of time, 126 conditions have been noted on Hawaii Island, 206 have been claimed on Maui, and a whopping 1,236 were being logged on Oahu.

The state’s pre-journey testing system at this time stays in position for the rest of the state.

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