The Hawaiian island of Kauai has received permission to create “resort bubbles”, which officially begin today. Hawaiian Governor David Ige first approved the resort bubble concept in September, but details related to the implementation were not fully resolved, approved and released until now. Since the program began, Moore estimated that between 150 and 200 people at the Timbers Hokuala Resort alone had been cleared, noting that they have not had any positive tests after their arrival. Rule violators who break quarantine or tamper with the “resort bubble” bracelet will be immediately marked by hotel security and police will respond.
Kaua'i has rejoined Safe Travels, requiring a negative PCR NAAT test from a State Travel and Testing Partner performed within 72 hours of the departure of the last leg of the flight to Hawaii to avoid quarantine. Vincent, an all-inclusive luxury island resort in the Grenadines, recently received bubble resort status from the island nation's Ministry of Health, Welfare and Environment (MOHWE). I hope that the good people of Hawaii, especially those who have been devastated by the lack of tourism, will kick this clown out of office at the earliest opportunity. If you plan to fly directly to Kauai from another state, the island requires a COVID-19 test three days before you travel and another round of testing three days after your arrival while you are quarantined at one of the Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) resorts.
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. The word quarantine may bring back bad memories, but doing it in one of these resort bubbles isn't as bad as it sounds, especially for those staying at Hyatt's Lodging at Kukuiula. Until now, the resort bubble has been implemented in some tropical areas around the world, namely St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean and the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
We've been to Hawaii before, many times and found the relaxation factor on a scale of 1 — 10 to 10+. The pre-trip test associated with the resort's bubble quarantine may come from sources other than trusted Hawaiian partners. 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. The following properties are approved to participate in the Enhanced Movement Quarantine option (also known as “Resort Bubbles”).
Tracking software and monitoring devices quickly alert police of anyone attempting to leave the resort illegally. Negative results from a post-trip test will allow the occupant of the Bubble Resort to exit quarantine.