While the exotic state has opened up the possibility of travel without a mandatory 14 day quarantine, Governor David Y Ige allowed counties within the state to opt-out of the program or initiate a two-test system (a pre-test and an arrival test). Several of the counties, like the County of Hawai'i, has opted for this two-test system. The first test needs to still be negative before arrival into the state. Then the second test is dependent on the specific rules of the county. The County of Hawai'i requires the test upon arrival at a testing site near the airport. Fortunately, the state and counties have put this within their budgets rather than putting the additional cost onto the tourist.
The Pre-Test Program is effect as of October 15, 2020. However, like a lot of other things during the CoVid-Era, these parameters can change on a moments notice. We recommend checking in with your dedicated travel agent to help you stay updated on entry requirements into Hawai'i. If you do not yet have a dedicated travel agent, make a vacation request on the Catalyst Travel website. We will have our Hawai'i specialists follow up with you.
**Update: As of October 26, the County of Maui and the governor of Hawai'i have declared a Public Health Emergency and reissued guidelines on a 14-day quarantine for visitors to the island of Lanai.**