At one of the six designated bubble resorts, guests participating in this program will be able to move around the property. This means access to swimming pools, restaurants (if available), and potentially even beaches during the 72-hour quasi-quarantine period. The concept gives visitors and residents the ability to travel to and within Hawaii without a normal 14-day quarantine in the room. Think about what paradise of fun will be limited to one resort property, every move followed through a bracelet and location compliance tracking software.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiiNewsNow) - Counties in the Neighboring Islands are experimenting with new technologies that they hope will allow some of their resorts to partially reopen. While some believe that resort bubbles could be a way to slowly restart tourism, it is not clear that there is any demand for this crazy, alienating and potentially dangerous idea. While the governor of Hawaii earlier this week delayed the planned reopening of the state without quarantine until at least October 1, he, along with two counties, is pursuing a controversial idea of a “tourist bubble” for travelers. Ben Rafter, a member of the Board of the Hawaii Tourism Authority and CEO of the hotel chain, said: “Geofencing for some of the resorts as a way to let some tourists in would be a big mistake.
They cannot leave designated bubble areas until they complete the program and receive certification from their hotel. The Big Island has numerous large resorts that could be among the best located on the islands, if this concept materializes. Grand Hyatt Baha Mar on Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas, and its two sister properties SLS and Rosewood are using a resort bubble with great success. If you are traveling to Kauai with a negative COVID-19 test result and staying at one of the six EMQ hotels (see list below), you can enjoy the resort's amenities and visit the pool for the first three days of your vacation until you have a post-trip test.
Visitors or residents returning to Kauai can opt for the island's traditional 10-day quarantine, though keep in mind that the quarantine option doesn't come with the freedom to enjoy a mai tai by the resort's pool. There are many opportunities to get the virus between the time you test negative (plus any day between exposure and the time you test positive) and your arrival in the bubble. Travelers must stay at the Resort Bubble property for 72 hours or more until they complete a post-trip test. Expensive) and then pay for another test just for the privilege of spending money to save your economy.
The Resort Bubble program is an option for travelers arriving with a negative test approved by the FDA but not approved by the State of Hawaii's Safe Travels program. Many resorts on the Hawaiian island of Kauai have also implemented a similar resort bubble program, which has proven itself well.