- Mar 28, 2011
I read about it on local Hawaii news, not national news.
Where did you find the official announcement? I read that Governor Ige was thinking of extending it until June 30 but as of today, I didn't see an official announcement. The stay-at-home order has been extended until June 30 for Oahu.The Hawaii governor announced that the 14 day visitor quarantines will continue through June.
Well that was vague lol I was looking for an official announcement from the governor and couldn't find on any local news, just San Francisco news website.You can google it.
there isn't one yet...Well that was vague lol I was looking for an official announcement from the governor and couldn't find on any local news, just San Francisco news website.
If anyone else finds the official announcement, would you mind sharing the link? Thank you
How would tourism ever revive with those kind of traveler-unfriendly rules? How many tourists, especially whole families traveling together, are going to pay the high, nonrefundable airfare costs to get to Hawaii, only to possibly be turned away upon entry? I think few people would take the risk of making those reservations. And there goes Hawaii's economy.Almost definitely. Or some sort of proof that you already have the antibodies.
If the government doesn't require visitors to show some sort of proof that they are not actively carrying the disease, Hawaii residents will be up in arms. I would expect a huge grassroots movement to include massive picket lines outside the airport and hotels, harassment, etc. The negativity towards tourists is already out of hand and an open border with no testing would amplify it immensely.
Many won't come . . . at least for a while. But many will come. Asian tourists, who make up a significant portion of visitors, will have no problem undergoing health checks - temperature/health checks have been in place in Japan for years now. I'm not implying that temperature checks, antibody tests, etc. are sufficient safeguards against covid-19. I'm just saying that the idea of a mandatory health check is probably acceptable to many Asian tourists since it's normal in those countries.How would tourism ever revive with those kind of traveler-unfriendly rules? How many tourists, especially whole families traveling together, are going to pay the high, nonrefundable airfare costs to get to Hawaii, only to possibly be turned away upon entry? I think few people would take the risk of making those reservations. And there goes Hawaii's economy.
Certainly some residents, but I wouldn't say most. So many Hawaii residents are dependent on tourism. And even those who wanted to limit tourism didn't have in mind to eliminate tourism completely. As for raising transient accommodation taxes, that was just a logical response to the ever-increasing demand--keep raising prices to what the market will bear. Hawaii has had a good couple of decades, between those taxes and the pork from Senator Inouye. God rest his soul, Dan is gone and with him his seniority and connections to keep the federal money flowing into the islands. If any Hawaiians think they can maintain their current quality of life without tourists, they are either delusional or truly want to go back to the native days (and I suspect they have no idea what those days were really like).I think most Hawaii residents will welcome a permanent downturn in tourism. Prior to the pandemic, the word "overtourism" made headlines every week. In the past couple of years, efforts have been made to reduce tourism - making short-term rental illegal, requiring permits to access part of Kauai's north shore, and raising transient accommodation taxes.
So... July 12th probably not happening? My friend is refusing to rebook her DVC... I'm worried she will lose the option of rebooking her points.it is now official that the visitor quarantine is extended through end of june, however given the phased re-open plans and 2 week "observation period" between phases...if any phase is extended it essentially pushes out the date another 2 weeks...lots of ambiguity still...but a little more of a plan seems to be in place.
and this is of course assuming that the visitor quarantine is lifted at phase 4...the disruption levels are for residents (a 14 day quarantine should be a huge disruption for any tourist)...so "new normal" and "no disruption" does not necessarily imply quarantine gone.
the more worrying bits of news recently are how many people who break quarantine are only caught due to flagrantly flaunting doing so on social media...and even then they seem to almost get away with it in some cases (1 person was arrested 1 hour prior to flying back home). which brings into question...why have a quarantine if so little is done to enforce it?
the lack of enforcement is going to prove problematic as those who are capable of acting responsibly are generally choosing to delay trips...while those who aren't may be emboldened by how much others are getting away with prior to being caught.
Thanks for sharing the official notification!
Maui Now: Gov. David Ige 8th Supplemental Proclamation: Extends 14-Day Travel Quarantine, Unveils State’s Roadmap to RecoveryGovernor David Ige provided information on next steps for the state's emergency orders as more businesses are added to the list under future phases and the 14-day travel quarantine for mainland and interisland travel is extended to the end fo June.mauinow.com