Hawaii officials consider requiring pre-travel COVID testing again for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers as COVID cases surge + Aloha Friday Photo

On Thursday, August 5th, Hawaii reported the single highest-day COVID cases since the start of this pandemic. The state recorded 655 cases.

Per KHON2, Hawaii officials are considering re-instituting pre-travel testing for fully vaccinated travelers. It was just under a month ago, on July 9th, that the pre-travel testing was waived for fully vaccinated travelers.

We’ll be watching for any further developments on possible changes. In the meantime, you can always check the existing Hawaii travel policies at HawaiiCOVID19.com/travel.

Aloha Friday Photo

Mahalo to Gina Sanchez for sharing this interesting Hawaii sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. The colors of this scene look metallic with shades of silver, steel and sun beams.

Have a happy and healthy Aloha Friday!

3 comments
  1. The people in the hospital are from those who had the vaccines, not covid. There is no surge at all. Stop listening to the media please, and yes I work in nursing there are no surges in covid.

  2. I recently read that quite a number of unvaccinated people would get vaccinated IF not being vaccinated prevented them from travel.
    If they do this I wonder how many tourists, who are on the fence about being vaccinated, will decide that being vaccinated , or not being vaccinated won’t affect their travel plans if both have to be tested so will skip the vaccination. It may take some incentive from some travelers to get vaccinated.
    MY opinion : “I believe” that vaccinations are a better protector from spreading the virus than testing since within the prescribed 72 hour testing timetable you are more likely to contract the virus and spread it.

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