Statewide Travel Rules Testimony
The Washington Post recently ran a story that reported on our local travel restrictions and the consequences of said policies. Perhaps most notably, the article highlighted how daunting it can be to navigate the pre-arrival testing and quarantine processes- especially now that there is such a variance from county to county.
“Hawaii wants tourists. Tourists want Hawaii. But the rules are complicated.,” The Washington Post, January 29, 2021
Moreover, the article reaffirmed our industry's general feeling that the process is far too confusing and ultimately turns prospective travelers away from our islands. As you may know, there is a measure currently before the Legislature that would establish and simplify statewide travel rules. This is a concept of which HLTA has been and will continue to be supportive.
House Bill 1286, which was submitted by Speaker Saiki, will be heard tomorrow in a joint hearing of the House Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness and Labor & Tourism Committees. HLTA has already submitted testimony and will continue to monitor this bill's progress. We invite you to submit testimony of your own here.
AlohaSafe Alert is the State's official COVID-19 exposure app that crowdsources and anonymously notifies those who may have unknowingly crossed paths with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Here's how it works:
To learn more, please visit alohasafealert.org.
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