This post was updated on July 15th due to the Hawaii governor extending the re-opening date to September 1, 2020.
Warm sandy beaches. Palm trees swaying. Aloha music in the background. After three months of the country being on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s no wonder people are dreaming of a tropical getaway. Hawaii is a perfect spot to do that. And now we are beginning that transition to re-open so that you can enjoy the islands once again.
On March 26, the Governor of Hawaii signed an executive order requiring all visitors to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days. That order has since been extended multiple times over the months that followed to control the spread of the coronavirus.
August September 1, visitors will now be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. This will allow you to avoid the 14 day quarantine rule. The FDA-approved test result must be done prior to arrival and within 72 hours.
Specific details of this new order and the most recent updates can be found by clicking this link with the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
The Polynesian Hostel will be following the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In an effort to keep our guests and staff safe and healthy, physical contact will be minimized as much as possible. Face masks will be required in all public areas. Social distancing of six feet or more will be maintained. All public surfaces will be cleaned on a routine basis. We will be using EPA-approved disinfectants. A self check-in is even in the works to minimize contact with the front desk.
More specifics on the guidelines we will be following can be found at this link for the CDC.
E Komo Mai
In the Hawaiian language, we say “E Komo Mai.” That means “Welcome.” Even though there’s some added steps to get here and restrictions in place while you’re here, we still want to welcome you with the aloha spirit. Check our website to make your bookings. Prepare for your covid-19 testing. Arrive at the airport extra early for the additional screenings. And welcome back to our lovely Hawaiian islands.