Hawaii Mom Blog: My Thoughts on the Safe Travels Program




November 30, 2020

My Thoughts on the Safe Travels Program

After traveling to Hilo and back, there were obviously a lot of issues with the Safe Travels Program.  Instructions are not clear, but thankfully, all the human interaction I encountered to go on this trip proved to be super helpful.  

On my return to Oahu, I completed the questionnaire in my profile, but there were no screeners in Hilo or Oahu to check it.  

Since I've been back, there have been many changes to the procedures for those traveling transpacific, and one County even opted out on all quarantine exemptions for both transpacific and interisland.

I know there have been even more suggestions to improve the program, and I hope as things continue the process will get easier (I feel for those who are not tech-savvy).

As it stands now, at least for interisland - get tested within 72 hours of your departing flight; upload your negative results ASAP (PDF!), and have a copy in hand upon arrival in case you have any issues (from what I understand, at least for Hilo, your results can be pending for interisland arrivals, but you must remain in quarantine until a negative result is presented).

When you arrive, have your ID, QR code, and negative results in hand to expedite your quarantine exemption.

Even after getting your negative result - continue to social distance and wear a mask.  A negative result is not an excuse to become complacent.

It's anyone's guess what will happen in the coming days and weeks with a surge in cases in other states, but I hope Hawai`i can be smart so business and families won't keep hurting.

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