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Maui 2nd COVID test at arrival at OGG [Targeted Termination Date - June 4, 2021]

Maui 2nd COVID test at arrival at OGG [Targeted Termination Date - June 4, 2021]

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Maui confirmed the airport testing will only happen at OGG...and that if you show a vaccination card, you don't need to take the airport test. It takes 15-20 minutes to get test results; if that's positive, they'll do a second test at the airport. If the 2nd test verifies the positive, you are put on the no fly list and need to quarantine at an approved location for 10 days at your expense. If the second test shows the first was a false positive, you are free to go.
https://www.mauicounty.gov/2393/Coro...portation-Rela
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Old Apr 8, 21, 12:15 am
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Maui 2nd COVID test at arrival at OGG [Targeted Termination Date - June 4, 2021]

Governor Ige just blessed Maui's plan to have a mandatory COVID test at OGG for all trans-pacific arrivals regardless of vaccine status or whether or not you participate in the 72 hour pre-travel testing program.

Anyone who opts out of the test or fails it will be subject to 10 day quarantine at their expense at an approved quaratine facility on the island.

This 2nd test is being paid for by Maui county.

And like the Big Island program, the test results can't be used for interisland travel requirments of avoiding quarantine after interisland travel.

The new testing routine will begin on/around April 17.

The Mayor warns because a lot ot the trans-Pacific flights arrive around the same time, he expects lines to be very long until they get into the rythm of things.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 3:19 am
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There’s a little more info here:

https://mauinow.com/2021/04/07/break...cific-flights/

Sounds like they’ll look at the results and reevaluate the situation.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 8:24 am
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Ah great.... standing in long lines next to strangers all in the name of not getting sick by standing with strangers.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 9:03 am
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so freaking ridiculous. and I'm a bleeding heart liberal
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Old Apr 8, 21, 9:17 am
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Ah great.... standing in long lines next to strangers all in the name of not getting sick by standing with strangers.
Hopefully they'll figure out fresh-air waiting areas to both reduce transmission and . . . give travelers some of that great Maui air!
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Ironically this comes at the same time KOA (Big Island) is cutting back on the post-arrival test.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 11:03 am
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Ironically this comes at the same time KOA (Big Island) is cutting back on the post-arrival test.
The reason for the cutback is funding. The current supply of tests will be expiring soon.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 12:54 pm
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Interesting they're putting this into effect at this stage in the game. Have they found a link between the recent surge and travel?
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Old Apr 8, 21, 1:26 pm
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I predict a revision before it starts. Otherwise I could fly from California to HNL, claim my bags, then catch an interisland flight to Maui, all with one test at 72 hours before the interisland flight. The plane change would also allow me to miss the noon crush of nonstop arrivals at OGG.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 1:33 pm
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I predict a revision before it starts. Otherwise I could fly from California to HNL, claim my bags, then catch an interisland flight to Maui, all with one test at 72 hours before the interisland flight. The plane change would also allow me to miss the noon crush of nonstop arrivals at OGG.
I highly doubt this would get you out of the post-arrival test as they scan your QR code upon arrival to OGG and would likely see that you had a layover in HNL from the mainland so they’d probably still test you. KOA has had a post-arrival test for months now so it would be interesting to hear experiences for those coming from the mainland with a connection in HNL on how the post-arrival test works at KOA.
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I am supposed to connect from the mainland in HNL. So supposedly my one test prior to the HNL flight should be good for the safe travels program. It will be impossible to ensure that I get a test within 72hrs of the Maui departure, which didn't matter because of the prior rules. I imagine since I'm using the safe travels test to get in I would be flagged for an arrival test. I think I will need to reconsider Maui with this...
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What a disaster. Looks like I should change my already booked May trip to Maui to Kauai.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by nsx View Post
I predict a revision before it starts. Otherwise I could fly from California to HNL, claim my bags, then catch an interisland flight to Maui, all with one test at 72 hours before the interisland flight. The plane change would also allow me to miss the noon crush of nonstop arrivals at OGG.
You would still need a 2nd test at OGG.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by darkrider View Post
I am supposed to connect from the mainland in HNL. So supposedly my one test prior to the HNL flight should be good for the safe travels program. It will be impossible to ensure that I get a test within 72hrs of the Maui departure, which didn't matter because of the prior rules. I imagine since I'm using the safe travels test to get in I would be flagged for an arrival test. I think I will need to reconsider Maui with this...
Nothing has changed with the 72hr test. The only thing new is you will be tested again for free upon arrival at OGG. If you fail it, your 72 test results become moot.
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Old Apr 8, 21, 10:56 pm
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Nothing has changed with the 72hr test. The only thing new is you will be tested again for free upon arrival at OGG. If you fail it, your 72 test results become moot.
Have these people completely lost their minds. So I have been fully vaccinated but I still need to get a test 72 hours before arrival and then again on arrival in OGG. I can't figure out if they are insane, totally incompetent or if they really don't want anyone to come to their island.
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