What’s Happening with Bill 41?

If you have been at all involved in Vacation rentals on Oahu, either as an owner, manager or guest, you’ve likely heard of Bill 41. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed Bill 41 into law on April 26, making it Ordinance 22-7. The major provision of Ordinance 22-7 changes the minimum allowable rental period for any home (or room) outside a select few resort districts, from 30 days to 90 days. Bill 41 was hotly contested by many people and there were numerous public hearings and readings of the bill prior

Hawaii Updates Traveler Entry Requirements

Effective January 4th, Hawaii no longer requires tourists to complete a health questionnaire prior to boarding their flight to the islands. Previously the state required the questionnaire be submitted before issuing a QR code that could reduce processing time upon arrival. With the revised requirements, travelers are issued a QR code once their trip information is submitted to the Safe Travels website. The QR code is sent to the traveler again, via email one day prior to their flight departure. Book Our Oahu Vacation Rentals Here! Hawaii also revised their

Hawaii to Have New Requirements for International Travel Effective Nov. 8

Hawaii to Have New Requirements for International Travel Effective Nov. 8 Last week, the Federal Government announced that it will loosen restrictions on international travel effective November 8. The State of Hawaii has said it will follow the same guidelines as the federal government for international passengers who are traveling direct to Hawaii. Beginning on November 8, non-US citizens traveling directly to Hawaii from an international destination must present BOTH vaccination records showing they are FULLY vaccinated AND a negative COVID-19 test result (NAAT or antigen) within three days of

No Shutdown Planned for Hawaii

No Shutdown Planned for Hawaii, says Governor David Ige At a press conference on August 23, Governor David Ige asked visitors to stay away from Hawaii until the end of October. This press conference, combined with articles in the local press seems to have confused many people. Since that news conference many people have canceled their travel plans to the State. Ige acknowledged that “most” new cases of the virus are the result of residents traveling off-island and coming back home to spread COVID-19 in the community.  He then went

Oahu Moves to Tier 3 of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Good News! Effective February 25, the County of Honolulu (Oahu) moved to Tier 3 of their COVID-19 Reopening Plan. This is one step closer to the most relaxed step, Tier 4.  Tier 3, as you can guess allows more activities and operations. A breakdown of some of the changes in Tier 3 are:  People will now be able to go to a restaurant in groups of up to 10 people, regardless of household. In Tier 2, this was a maximum of 5 people. Restaurants can now operate at 100% capacity

Tips for Hawaii Travelers to Expedite COVID-19 Quarantine Exemption

UPDATE TO HAWAII’S PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM It’s been a little over two weeks since Hawaii implemented their COVID-19 Pre-travel testing program. It started out a bit rocky with many people having to quarantine after arriving in Hawaii, due to delayed test results. I spoke with one traveler who waited a full ten days to get his test results. He then had to wait two more days after uploading the results to Hawaii’s website to get his official Quarantine Release. With all this in mind, below are a few tips I found in

Are the Lagoons & Beaches at Ko Olina Open?

YES!!!! The Lagoons, Beaches and Parking Lots at Ko Olina are now Open to the Public. Ko Olina closed their lagoons to the Public (and resort residents) fairly early in the COVID-19 pandemic for safety reasons. The lagoons were opened once or twice during the past few months, but the parking lots remained closed. If you wanted to swim in the lagoons at this time, you had to either walk to the lagoons, or have someone drop you off.  There were periods when you could swim in the lagoons but