Hawaii. No tourist location has felt so close but so far away to those of us from the 48 mainland states. We’ve gone through several proposed reopening dates only to see Hawaii delay, and delay again the opening of the island to tourists.
Hawaii finally announced plans to reopen on October 15th with guests who provide a negative COVID-19 test not having to quarantine, and it seems like they’re ready to go ahead with it. United has announced they’re going to offer to test, with results in 15 minutes, passengers on flights to Hawaii from San Francisco.
Now that people can travel to Hawaii, there’s a whole set of visitors who have been waiting to visit. Those are the people who own timeshares in Hawaii.
Aulani is the Disney Vacation Club resort located in the Ko Olina area of Oahu. A post on the Disney Parks Blog announced that the resort would begin a phased opening on November 1st.
Our gradual, phased approach to reopening considers the guidance of local and national government and health authorities, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the U.S. Travel Association and Disney’s team of health and safety experts. This deliberate approach allows us to evaluate and adjust along the way, as circumstances and the recommendations of health authorities evolve.
We stayed for a few nights at Aulani on our last trip to Hawaii. Since we’re Disney Vacation Club members, I didn’t feel bad about spending points for a room where we’d spend time getting over jet lag. On top of that, the resort offers some spectacular sunset views over the west coast of Oahu.
I’m glad to see that Hawaii has decided on the way to reopen in a way that’s safe for both those visiting the area and for those working at the resort.
Hopefully, everything works out well for everyone involved.
#stayhealthy #staysafe #washyourhands #wearamask
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