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Hawaii vacations become easier Thursday, but are tourists welcome?

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Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers. (Oct. 7)

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Hawaii is going to start providing an alternative to its mandatory quarantine rule starting Thursday, but don’t pack your swimsuit without knowing the details.

Visiting the islands still won’t be as carefree as it has been in the past, and there are still elements in the plan to be worked out.

On Oct. 15, the state begins allowing tourists to forego a 14-day

Hawaii vacation? COVID-19 hassles abound amid tourist testing program

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Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers. (Oct. 7)

AP Domestic

Hawaii is going to start providing an alternative to its mandatory quarantine rule next week, but don’t pack your swimsuit without knowing the details.

Visiting the islands still won’t be as carefree as it has been in the past, and there are still elements in the plan to be worked out.

Starting Thursday, the state begins allowing tourists to forego a 14-day quarantine

Hawaii Balances Tourism and Health in its COVID-19 Reopening Strategy | Best States

The Polynesian Cultural Center, an attraction located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, has been closed since March 16 – when the coronavirus pandemic started to make its impact on the state.

Previously, the longest stretch during which the center – which opened officially in 1963 – shut its doors was three days. And it was due to a hurricane, according to Greg Maples, the center’s director of restaurant services. Now, Maples says the current closure will likely continue until at least September.

“The bottom line is, without tourism, we are in a world of hurt,” says Maples, who is

Hawaii extends tourist quarantine until Oct. 1 as COVID-19 cases spike

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Hawaii’s planned September 1 start date for allowing out-of-state visitors to bypass a 14-day quarantine has been delayed until October.

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige has hinted about it for weeks as COVID-19 cases in the state surged, and on Tuesday he made it official: The state won’t reopen to tourism until October at the earliest.

The planned Sept. 1 start of a program that would allow out-of-state visitors to bypass Hawaii’s strict 14-day quarantine upon arrival by presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the airport has been delayed until at least Oct. 1, Ige said late Tuesday.

Hawaii vacation news and deals: July 21, 2020

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Wow, it’s been nearly five months, February 25th to be exact, since we wrote our last edition of Hawaii vacation news and deals. This ever-changing coronavirus era has been everyone’s recent focus. Even though Hawaii is not currently open to visitors without a 14-day quarantine, there are some newsworthy items to keep you informed.

(For our newer readers, our editions of Hawaii vacation deals and news are a collection of news items and deals that are of interest to tourists. We generally write them once or twice a month.)

– Hawaii’s national parks are partially reopening. At the present time,