-:Sri Aruna K:-
After lockdown for nearly seven months, Hawaii opens for tourists. For the First day, nearly 8000 people visited Hawaii. The latest Hawaii guidelines state that tourists can travel to Hawaiian Islands without going under a mandatory 14-day quarantine by showing a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight.
If someone arrives in the state without a COVID-19 certificate, they have the option to not get tested and choose a 14-day quarantine. Also, travellers need to create a profile on Safe Travels website that will help the authorities to keep a track and enforce quarantines for such visitors. Hawaii’s economy is mostly tourism based. So they are going to kickstart the tourism industry in the state, which has suffered immensely due to the virus breakdown since March. Avi Mannis, the SVP of marketing for Hawaiian Airlines told a local news channel that “It’s very important for the economy of the state to restart tourism and we’ve got to do it safely in a way that keeps our community safe, that keeps our guests and our industry workers safe”.