Status of Kiahuna
Current Status: Officially Reopening October 15, 2020
We finally have some good news to share. According to a report we received from Alan Mattson, President of Castle Resorts & Hotels. It is official and Governor David Ige announced yesterday that Hawaii will start to reopen for inbound visitor arrivals with the pre-travel testing program beginning on October 15th, 2020. This is a significant step as now we can at least start to welcome guests back to Hawaii and give travelers the option of avoiding the 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the State.
Here’s how the new program will work: − All travelers must either pre-test negative or go into 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the state. − All travelers are required to have temperature checked and complete a health & travel questionnaire. − As an alternative to quarantine a traveler must produce evidence of a negative COVID- 19 test no earlier than 72-hours prior to their flight arrival in Hawai‘i. − The interisland quarantine for anyone arriving on any island other than O‘ahu continues through September 30th. − FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification tests processed by a CLIA-certified laboratory are the only types of coronavirus tests currently approved. Currently approved trusted testing partners are CVS and Kaiser Permanente.
Travelers will be responsible for the cost of their test, which is estimated to range between $120 and $140. Tests will not be available at the airport. Please refer to the attached flowchart for an outline of specific steps.
For more information, you can also visit https://hidot.hawaii.gov/coronavirus/.
Beginning on March 4, 2020, the County of Kauai Emergency-Management- Agency began issuing a series of proclamations designed to ensure the health and safety of the county’s residents. Interested parties are encouraged to go to:
County of Kauai Emergency Proclamations
Kiahuna Beachside properties have been unavailable for rent since the original proclamation was issued in early March. The earliest date for reopening the island to visitors is currently October 15, 2020. This date is subject to change.
We believe that the Mayor and the Kauai Emergency-Management Agency have done the right thing, i.e. to protect the local citizens from visitors who could be bringing the virus from the mainland and other locations. This decision has been a difficult one since the island is so highly dependent on tourism.
Given the fact that the pandemic is global in nature, we expect that vacationing families will favor the Hawaiian Islands over many other travel destinations in the months to come. Hiking trails, golf courses, and beaches provide outstanding outdoor recreational alternatives in a mild, tropical setting.
All reservations will be fully refundable depending on federal and state laws that limit travel and freedom of movement on the island. Please feel free to call our offices for updates on the status of the island in the months to come.
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