- Sep 2, 2007
We booked a trip to O'ahu for August 14 -22 to visit my family. We canceled a trip to Italy and England already and this will be our first trip since November. I am very worried because my Mom is 87. We have been very diligent about staying at home and social distancing. We will be taking 2 tests before we get to Hawaii and another after we land. Instead of staying with my Mom, we booked a hotel at Ko'olina and advised the kids that we must wear masks around Lila (grandma in Filipino). I am so glad that Hawaii has been so strict about the COVID restrictions. Hawaii NO KA OI!Well... My stomach's all twisty in knots over this news, but our governor announced a "pre-travel testing program" as an alternative to 14-day quarantine upon arrival. This is supposedly starting Aug 1.
Oahu's numbers are comparatively low, but Kauai had a few cases after weeks of none after the inter-island quarantine requirement was lifted. I can only imagine what it might be like as tourism restarts, especially since many of our continental tourists come from states where covid cases are still rising.
I hope they work out all the loopholes prior. I'm a member of some FB travel pages and I'm continually astonished and saddened at how some people are so ANGRY about the quarantine requirement and ANGRY about masks and distancing. All sorts of name-calling being tossed back and forth.