As the coronavirus pandemic has been increasing in various countries of the world, businesses including governments are coming up with new guidelines in order to ensure the complete safety of the citizens and travelers as well. In a similar move, the governor of Hawaii, David Ige has released various guidelines and rules that should be adhered to by travelers who would be traveling to the three major islands.
While addressing the news media through a conference, David Ige said, “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.”
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim also emphasized on the importance of testing for incoming travelers and said, “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.”
Recently, Ige had urged the travelers to be extra conscious about the novel pandemic and said, “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. Wear a face mask, wash your hands frequently, and watch your distance around other people, even if you’ve recently tested negative for COVID-19.”