Sumary of Japan helps diversify Hawaii’s tourism recovery:
- Travelers to bypass the state mandatory 14-day self-quarantine if they could provide proof of a negative nucleic acid amplification coronavirus test taken from an approved lab within 72 hours of the last leg of their departure for Hawaii..
- The first visitors from Japan to take part in the state pre-travel testing program started arriving Friday under an agreement that allows Japanese travelers to visit Hawaii under the same program as domestic passengers..
- Adding Japan to the state pre-arrival testing program is part of a multilayered approach to reopen Hawaii economy safely and gradually..
- Still, the program will provide a pathway to rebuilding the state top international visitor market, which brought roughly 1.6 million visitors from Japan to Hawaii in 2019 and generated nearly $2.2 billion in visitor spending…