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1. Posted by austinbanthony (Budding Member 4 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

My wife and I, both U.S. citizens, are wanting to book a trip to Oahu or Maui in early September. Has anyone heard if the mandatory 14 day quarantine will be lifted by then? I know there is no official statement but just curious if anyone has read any speculation on the matter.

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2021 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Endless speculation, but nobody knows.

3. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 99 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

It was supposed to be lifted for inter-island travel only but the main quarantine remains in effect. In fact Hawaii just sent back a group of 21 idiots after throwing them in jail for a few days for breaking the rule. Keep an eye on the news and have a backup plan if you need one since no one could now what things will be like in September.

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1546 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

This virus thing is going to go up and down and quarantine restrictions will probably follow so stay as flexible as you can. Anything you hear is just that, speculation, and no help at all. Just keep up with the news and check their local government web sites regularly.

Good luck. We're holding on for a trip to France in September and it's looking less likely every day. There is always next year . . .

5. Posted by julie_asensio (Budding Member 5 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I will better advise you not to book anything yet and book your trip at the very last minute as we don't know what the future is gonna look like but I guess travelling will have to wait until next year... I was supposed to go to Canada in August but unfortunately will have to cancel...

6. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1391 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Early September appears to be OK. See this link for the latest information:

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/office-of-the-governor-news-release-state-to-launch-covid-19-pre-travel-testing-program-for-out-of-state-travelers-august-1/

7. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1546 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

It might depend on where you live. Several states are instituting quarantines of "hot spots" in the USA so if you live in a hot spot, you may face a quarantine. Check as close to your departure date as possible and hope people in your area are not as stupid about wearing masks and social distancing as they are in our area. Numbers here are skyrocketing as we watch our September trip fly out the window. No one wants us when we act like babies . . .

8. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 99 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Here is an updated from yesterday from Hawaii Tourist Board:
https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/alerts/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/
They will implement some kind of test beginning August 1, not sure if it is the swab test to test for Covid-19 or the unreliable Covid antibody test.

9. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1391 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

See what I posted earlier:

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/office-of-the-governor-news-release-state-to-launch-covid-19-pre-travel-testing-program-for-out-of-state-travelers-august-1/

I have family in Hawaii so I've been following this with keen interest.

10. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1391 posts) 2d 1 Star this if you like it!

Please be aware that Hawaii's government is considering a delay in the planned reopening of tourism on Aug. 1.

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/07/10/hawaii-news/frustrated-hawaii-businesses-feel-a-further-delay-could-result-in-economic-catastrophe/?fbclid=IwAR2pxFGUNKMyVIA48vb3fBPW24jD3kXnOB6HY2Lk1K0N-Vh8IRNhskWngDk