On April 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for domestic and international travelers who have been fully vaccinated.

Travelers wishing to bypass the mandatory state quarantine period must have their negative COVID-19 test results, from a trusted testing partner, prior to departure for the State of Hawaii. Learn more about the state's testing requirements.

The State of Hawaii's online Safe Travels registration form is mandatory for all travelers 18 and over.

Effective December 17, 2020 the mandatory self-quarantine period was reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

The State of Hawaii launched its pre-travel testing program on Oct. 15, 2020, offering guests traveling from the U.S. Mainland to Hawaii the option to forego the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Travelers who take a valid COVID-19 test from a state-approved testing facility no more than 72 hours prior to the final leg of departure and show proof of a negative test result upon arrival in Hawaii will be exempt from the self-quarantine.

Since November 6, 2020 travelers from Japan may bypass the 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Japan. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test must be negative.

A World Away From Yesterday

Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel and lodging businesses, in particular here in Hawaii, Honu Kai has had to change how we conduct business. To ensure your safety when staying with us, we have implemented strict protocols and updated continuously to current COVID-19 State and Federal guidelines. We place the safety of our guests at the highest level. We will maintain our usual warm and friendly zen-zone approach, and interact with guests in a manner with which they are comfortable.

Wearing a mask is not required in our huge outdoor space and social distancing is very easily accommodated. Our beaches are open and Volcano National Park is open. There are MANY options for self-guided touring itineraries, which we will help plan for you, and give you any necessary equipment and directions with our usual ‘cheat sheets’ of how to make the most of your day.  And don't forget about our Sunset & Stars romantic dinner for two on the beach!

Our restaurants are operating with social distancing guidelines. Wearing a mask is only required for entry or movement inside the restaurant, no mask needed when seated. Hawaii requires a mask to be worn when in public places.

We hope to welcome you to the magic of our Big Island ... It’s a world away from yesterday, where the Aloha spirit is still very much alive at Honu Kai!