– Kauai rejoined the state of Hawaii’s Secure Travels program on Monday. A second check after arriving on Kauai is just not necessary, however it’s inspired. Guests who voluntarily take a second COVID-19 check 72 hours after arrival will obtain a Kokua Kauai Card for particular reductions and offers on the island.
– Regardless of some leaders’ optimism to permit an possibility for vaccinated vacationers to bypass pre-travel testing, Governor Ige has indicated that there’s not instant plans for implementation. The governor would love a nationwide vaccine database to be in place together with a approach for a digital vaccine verification. That would presumably take months. For extra insights, see this Maui News article.
– Per this KHON segment, Norwegian Cruise Line is in discussions to renew their Pleasure of America cruise across the Hawaiian Islands beginning in July. This plan has not but been accepted.
– Kaanapali Seaside Resort is within the technique of a $65 million renovation. This peek at their new rooms reveals a formidable new design. It’s a serious enchancment over their earlier decor. It’s unclear when the renovations can be full, however we did see a building advisory by not less than April 15, 2021.