March 1, 2024


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Major Island News and Data

South Korea will quickly be included Hawai‘i’s Risk-free Travels plan.

Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday that beginning Friday, Feb. 5, travelers from Korea may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-working day quarantine if they acquire a COVID-19 check from a dependable screening companion in that state. The test need to be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the examination result must be negative.

In addition to the state’s plan, productive Jan. 26, the Centers for Condition Command and Prevention (CDC) is requiring proof of a unfavorable COVID-19 exam or documentation of acquiring recovered from the virus for all air travellers arriving from a overseas nation to the United States.

For worldwide tourists coming to Hawaiʻi, only tests from Reliable Screening Partners will be recognized for reasons of bypassing the state’s 10-working day traveler quarantine.

On Jan. 21, the President of the United States issued an govt buy demanding, amid other items, that masks need to be worn at airports and on airplanes. The federal authorities is also thinking about more steps relating to periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation and/or testing right after entry into the United States. For the time currently being, the point out is making no variations to the Safe Travels method.

“The pre-vacation testing system is just just one layer of the state’s extensive Harmless Travels Hawai‘i software, which has served us well in defending our inhabitants and site visitors. We are psyched to safely and securely welcome back vacationers from Korea,” the governor stated.

The Consulate Typical of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu welcomed the start of this application, declaring that it will lead to expanding men and women-to-folks exchanges concerning Korea and Hawaiʻi while having necessary protection actions.

The Hawaiʻi Point out Department of Well being has authorized the use of the COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Examination carried out by a laboratory licensed by the Korea Illness Management and Avoidance Agency for the pre-journey test. The next 4 trustworthy screening companions in Korea have been permitted as of right now:

“We carry on to advise guests before and just after they get there in the Hawaiian Islands to make them much more mindful and knowledgeable about their obligation to maintain themselves and our people harmless,” claimed John De Fries, President and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “HTA will work with Hawai‘i Tourism Korea to develop collaboration with airways, and will also operate with Korea’s major field and manufacturer partners to produce sustainable vacation themes to Hawai‘i that comply with our State’s vacation guidelines and recommendations.”

Korean nationals traveling overseas are nonetheless subject matter to a 14-working day quarantine on their return to the nation. Vacation limits on US travel to Korea continue being in location.

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