COVID-19 Hawaii Emergency Rules, Policies, and Latest Updates
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County of Maui Mayor, Michael Victorino, amended the Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules. The amended rules will be effective January 19, 2021. A full copy of the rules can be found at Public-Health-Emergency-Rules-Amended-Jan-14-2021 (mauicounty.gov)
A few highlights of the changes included in the amendment:
- Interisland and trans-Pacific travelers into Maui County are required to download the AlohaSafe Alert contact tracing app (see below for more info) or have the Google app exposure notification from their home state active on their phone or enable their exposure notification setting on their mobile device and present it to the screeners at the airport. (This is in addition to the already in place, pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test and/or proof of vaccination). Exceptions are granted for those under the age of 18 without a mobile device. For adults without a mobile device, at least one person in the travel party must comply. Failure to register within the exposure notification system prior to arrival into the county will require a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
The AlohaSafe Alert app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play. For more information, visit AlohaSafe Alert | Hawaii’s Official Exposure Notification App
- Interisland travelers now need to have their pre-travel COVID-19 test results uploaded before they depart for Maui.
- The requirement of face coverings indoors like restaurants, stores, gyms, yoga studios, and similar fitness venues. Six feet apart from non-household members is recommended.
For guests arriving in the state of Hawaii, you must take the Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to boarding the plane. According to a press release from Gov. Ige’s office, the test must be done by one of the “Trusted Travel Partners” and is an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), performed using a nasal swab, and the travelers must show proof of negative test results from a CLIA certified laboratory. Here is the link providing you with all the Trusted Travel Partners and the list is being updated all the time: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/
Upon arrival in Hawaii, passengers unable to provide proof of an approved negative test or proof of vaccination will be required to go into quarantine for 10 days or fewer days if your trip is shorter. Because of this, it is encouraged to protect your trip and purchase CFAR (cancel for any reason) insurance in case you are not allowed on the plane or do not wish to be quarantined.
MVR NOTICE: Due to our experience with the recent 2019/2020 COVID-19 virus, please know it is dependent on you to make sure your trip is covered. No matter the situation, unforeseen events, and cancelations of flights as mandated by government authorities that are beyond our control, Maui Vision Properties LLC and condo owners are not responsible. In the event of a no-show shortened stay or canceled booking, no refunds shall be made. Please purchase trip insurance to protect your vacation. We recommend a provider below as an option or do use your own preferred insurance provider. Some insurance providers offer a “pandemic” and/or “cancel for any reason (CFAR)” type policy that will cover you in any situation and for any reason. Please remember that any policy you purchase is time sensitive from the date you purchase and your stay dates. Please ask your insurance provider about this type of policy and make sure you are purchasing the correct one as well as asking questions to determine how and when your coverage begins. Mahalo for doing your part to protect your trip.
If you think there is a chance you will have to cancel your trip, please purchase trip insurance from any insurance broker or company of your choice. We are also happy to recommend Yonder Insurance. We have personally used this company for our travels and were happy with their service, do mention Maui Vision Rentals sent you: www.insureyonder.com/affiliate/mauivisionrentals This company offers a “cancel for any reason” policy. Yonder gives back with every travel insurance policy sold and was started with a social mission in mind. “We will feed a hungry child for a week with every policy purchased.” Providing meals for kids in Nepal and Burma. As Yonder grows more meals are provided to these remote places.