Hawaii governor announces different travel guidelines for visiting different islands

Escaping to paradise is going to take a little planning.

Hawaiian Gov. David Ige has announced various safety steps that arriving travelers must heed at three major islands amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as the Aloha State relaxes its quarantine requirements for out-of-state visitors Thursday.

Before the Oct. 15 launch of the long-awaited pre-travel testing program, Ige approved enhanced protocols that will impact travelers visiting Kauai, Maui and the Big Island, KHON2 reported Tuesday

Hawaiian Gov. David Ige has announced various safety steps that arriving travelers must heed at three major islands as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Hawaiian Gov. David Ige has announced various safety steps that arriving travelers must heed at three major islands as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
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“Kauai County has established a voluntary testing program on day three after arrival, and Maui County also established a voluntary post-arrival testing program. Hawaii Island will require an antigen test for all arriving trans-pacific travelers who are participating in the pre-travel testing program,” the governor said in a news conference.

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Officials for Hawaii County said these tests will be given at all three airports on the Big Island; anyone who tests positive must take a PCR test and quarantine under the results return.

“The truth of the matter is, we knew that once they leave the airport, it will be almost an impossible task to ensure that we can get all of them to take the test and to get the test to go to them,” Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said of the important step for incoming visitors.

“I want to remind all travelers that following safe practices – at home, while traveling and upon returning – is the only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the governor also stressed.

“I want to remind all travelers that following safe practices – at home, while traveling and upon returning – is the only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the governor also stressed.
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Officials for Kauai and Maui counties have also agreed to adopt the pre-travel testing program, allowing inter-island travelers from Oahu to skip the quarantine period if they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of traveling, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

“Those going from Honolulu to Maui and Kauai will be able to get a pre-travel test 72 hours prior to departure and avoid quarantine,” Ige said.

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Ige and Kim continue to discuss inter-island travel rules for Hawaii County as they focus on the launch of the trans-Pacific travel program, Maui Now reports.

“As you know, over the last week or two, there has been an increase in the number of cases on Hawaiʻi Island, which I know that the mayor is concerned with,” Ige also revealed of the delay.

Also Tuesday, the governor signed an emergency proclamation extending the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers to Nov. 30, though the pre-travel testing program is still slated to begin tomorrow.

“I want to remind all travelers that following safe practices – at home, while traveling and upon returning – is the only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Ige stressed, per the outlet. “Wear a face mask, wash your hands frequently and

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Hawaii eases travel restrictions; Facebook to encourage flu shots; 38M global cases; 215K US deaths

Travelers planning a trip to Hawaii will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days if they tested negative for the coronavirus at least 72 hours before their departure from the mainland, starting Thursday.

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“I want people to come if they are fully prepared to test, know that they are healthy and are prepared to wear a mask,” said Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who has taken a leading role in developing the Safe Travels program that was postponed after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Meanwhile, in Iowa, about 10,000 people are expected to show up at President Donald Trump’s rally at the Des Moines International Airport on Wednesday, defying advice from White House experts on limiting social gatherings to 25 people in a “yellow zone” for transmission of the virus.

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Some significant developments:



a group of people on a dirt road: A sign requiring face masks is posted on Monday as people walk inside Bob's Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay, Calif.


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A sign requiring face masks is posted on Monday as people walk inside Bob’s Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has reported more than 7.8 million cases and 215,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins data. There have been more than 38 million confirmed cases around the world and 1 million deaths.

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Experts: COVID-fueled stress eating will add to childhood obesity struggles

Pediatricians and public health experts predict a potentially dramatic increase in childhood obesity this year as months of pandemic eating, closed schools, stalled sports and public space restrictions extend indefinitely.

About one in seven children have met the criteria for childhood obesity since 2016, when the federal National Survey of Children’s Health changed its methodology, a report out Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found. While the percentage of children considered obese declined slightly in the last 10 years, it is expected to jump in 2020.

“We were making slow and steady progress until this,” said Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, a Northwestern University economist and professor. “It’s likely we will have wiped out a lot of the progress that we’ve made over the last decade in childhood obesity.”

The trend, already seen in pediatric offices, is especially concerning as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week expanded its definition of those at elevated risk of severe COVID-19 disease and death to include people with a body mass index of between 25 and 30. Previously, only those with a BMI 30 and higher were included. That could mean 72% of all Americans are at higher risk of severe disease based only on their weight.

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Hawaii Vacation

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When planning activities to do on my trip, since I have a 12 year old and a 6 yr old. I decided to take the free Arizona memorial tour. This is the tour of the remains of the historical WWII pearl harbor attack. My next activity and all the rest of them will be scheduled on the north shore. Polynesian cultural center is the number one paid activity and I will definitely be taking my family to that attraction. Snorkeling, bottom fishing and horseback riding are the other activities that I will enjoy.

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Memorable Hawaii Hotel Experiences

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The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa in the island of Kauai is one of the best Hawaii hotels to have ever come in existence. Located south of the island it is also a favorite of many people. The fine services make you feel right at home. The spacious rooms and the complex pools add up to its awesomeness ratings. Talk about a perfect getaway place for you and the kids. It also is a favorite hotel vacation package as it offers promos especially if coupled with a long stay.

The Fairmont Orchid Hotel in the Big Island of Hawaii is another of those exciting must stay places when visiting the islands. The hotel provides intimate, simple yet elegant and even a romantic moment for couples and families alike. It may not be in the league of mega hotels in the islands but it boasts of having its own niche.

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is another place to be for those who are up to new hotel experiences in Hawaii. Located in Big island this hotel boasts of the beauty of nature right into your doorsteps. It rooms come with an open-air lava-rock shower that should tempt the imagination of those looking to even better their Hawaii stay. Its pools allows you to see the setting of the sun, a perfect place for those dates that you have planned to do in Hawaii. Aside from that the resort also has a golf course, for those savvy enough or just as a plain relaxation habit then that is the place. In fact it can be considered that is one of the best golf courses that is available in Hawaii.

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Travel Oahu – Experience Hawaii Like A Local

Every year millions of visitors from Japan, mainland USA and beyond land at

Honolulu International Airport ready to begin their vacation in paradise. Soon after

landing, most visitors hop in a cab or bus sent from the hotel and begin the journey

past downtown Honolulu and on to their reservation at a Waikiki hotel.

The allure of Waikiki is immediate. The packed streets, sounds of the beach, and

exotic histories call to the traveler who soon hits the streets. Venturing out in

Waikiki can be quite exciting. The streets are filled with foreign languages, throngs

of tourists are dressed in their beach best, and the beginning of surf history can be

seen at the end of the street. Waikiki can be so exciting that many visitors never

escape its imaginary borders. Approximately 6 million of these visitors miss the very

sites that locals find so endearing, remaining within the two square miles of Waikiki.

For those travelers interested in seeing Oahu through its residents’ eyes, please

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Magic Island Beach Park – This popular park is located just west of

Waikiki, across the street from the Ala Moana Shopping Center. The park includes

two beaches, a three mile jogging path, tennis courts, and more. A walk around the

park will expose the center of Hawaiian culture – the family. Large extended families

gather around hibachis, spending the day together with a good food and plenty of

sun. The beaches are significantly less crowded, so for a great day, grab a barbecue

and head down to the beach at Magic Island!

The Contemporary Museum Honolulu – This small museum is located

high on a ridge at Makiki Heights Drive. The drive up the ridge offers amazing vistas

that would otherwise be missed by most Oahu visitors. The relatively small museum

offers changing exhibits in its five galleries. After traversing the galleries, visitors

can wander out onto the sculpture gardens. This is where the true glory of the

museum is revealed. The 3.5 acres of sculpture and meditative gardens are open to

the public and offer some of the most amazing views of Honolulu.

Leong’s Cafe – Many visitors look to a lu’au for more than entertainment;

they are after some great Hawaiian food. However, if you’re interested in real local

style Hawaiian food, you can’t beat Leong’s Cafe located at 2343 North King Street.

As a favorite for plate lunches, kalua pig, lu’au stew, lomi lomi, and more, locals

have been visiting this cafe for over 50 years!

Champion Malasadas – The local treat called Malasadas are so popular

that Fat Tuesday has been re-christened Malasada Day throughout the Hawaiian

Islands. One of the best and most famous bakeries is Champion Malasadas located

at 1926 South Beretania Street. These light portuguese hole-less donuts come with

and without filling and are absolutely worth the effort in getting them!

Honolulu Chinatown – A walk through the streets of Chinatown in like a

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