We are pleased to announce that the Honolulu Marathon Association has abandoned the 48th Honolulu Marathon 2020, which was scheduled for December 13, 2020.
After much discussion and consideration with the Honolulu County Government and the Hawaii State Government, we came to the conclusion that the race will not be held in December of this year.
We know that you are all training hard and looking forward to participating in the Honolulu Marathon.
I am very sorry for this painful decision as well as everyone else.
Related events such as 10K Run & Walk and Kalakaua Merry Miles will not be held in December this year.
We will also consider and discuss alternative dates that can be postponed in the first half of 2021.
If you cannot schedule the postponement in 2021
All entrants will be able to participate in the 49th Honolulu Marathon in December 2021 at no additional charge.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
(Honolulu Marathon Association)
I hope the situation will end soon and it will be held next year.
The state of Hawaii will begin accepting travelers on October 15th with the introduction of a pre-inspection program for the new Corona.
Along with this, some hotels that had been closed since March have announced that they will reopen.
The following are the scheduled reopening dates for hotels that are already open and that have been declared reopened by Thursday, October 15th.
● Hawaii Hotel (Oahu) Already Open
Ala Moana Hotel By Mantra
Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk
Park Shore Waikiki
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Pearl Hotel Waikiki
Hotel La Croix
Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Ohana Waikiki Maria by Outrigger
Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
The Imperial Hawaii Resort at Waikiki Aqua Aston Hospitality
Castle Resort and Hotels
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore
Hale Koa Hotel
The Laylow Autograph Collection
Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Aqua Pacific Monarch Hotel
Royal Grove Waikiki
Kahala Hotel & Resort
White Sands Hotel
The hotel, which has already reopened due to the corona disaster, has taken thorough hygiene measures to protect the safety of its guests.
● Reopened hotel after October 15 (Oahu)
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● Reopened hotel after October 15 (Oahu)
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts Thursday, October 15, 2020
Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel Thursday, October 15, 2020
Courtyard Waikiki Beach – Marriott Thursday, October 15, 2020
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa Thursday, October 15, 2020
Club Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk Thursday, October 15, 2020
Prince Waikiki Sunday, November 1, 2020
Ambassador Hotel Waikiki Sunday, November 1, 2020
Aulani Disney Resort & Spa Sunday, November 1, 2020
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Sunday, November 1, 2020
Queen Kapiolani Hotel Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Turtle Bay Resort Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Sunday, December 15, 2020
● Hawaii Hotel (Oahu) Reopened from 2021
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Wednesday, April 1, 2021
Halekulani Hotel is undergoing a complete renovation and is scheduled to end in the summer of 2021
● Hotels that have not officially announced the reopening date (Oahu)
Moana Surfrider Westin Resort & Spa Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Royal Hawaiian Hotel Four Seasons Resort Oahu At Ko Olina Hallepuna Waikiki by Halle Craniza Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach
It seems that a pre-PCR inspection tourism program from Japan is also being considered.
It is controversial whether or not to participate in the program of Hawaii's islands (Naver Island) in Hawaii, which is just around the corner until full-scale tourism resumes.
From Thursday, October 15th, the state of Hawaii has introduced a "pre-test program" that exempts the 14-day self-isolation period by submitting a negative proof of PCR test performed within 72 hours before travel. , We are planning to start accepting travelers from outside the state.
On Tuesday, October 6, Harry Kim, the Big Island of Hawaii, said that in addition to pre-inspection, post-arrival inspection is required to visit the Big Island for 14 days of quarantine exemption. .. There are concerns about the spread of infections such as the cluster infection of the new corona that occurred on the Big Island of Hawaii last month, and Group Chief Kim believes that the safety of citizens is more important than the resumption of the economy.
On Monday, October 5, Hawaii's Governor Ige rejected the proposed post-arrival inspection program that Kauai's Mayor Kawakami had applied to the state.
Kauai has maintained a low infection rate (59 total infections) in Hawaii due to strict measures so far, and in order to maintain this state and resume tourism, after arriving in Hawaii The PCR test is essential, and he intends to continue negotiations with the Governor of Kauai.
Maui County (including Maui, Lanai and Molokai) has not commented on availability at this time.
In addition, the quarantine measures for travelers between Hawaii's islands will be enforced until the end of October, which hinders the exemption of travelers to neighboring islands in Hawaii.
Currently, Hawaii requires 14 days of quarantine for all travelers from Oahu to other islands. That is, if you're sightseeing on Maui or Kauai, you'll be granted a 14-day quarantine exemption if you get a negative pre-test certificate at a California airport and take a direct flight, but if you're via Oahu, that's it. Is not allowed.
The Governor of Ige said he would discuss these matters with the mayor and clarify them later this week.
(From Honolulu Star Advertiser)
Hawaii has been named the happiest state for the third consecutive year in the 2020 US Open Happiness State Rankings recently released by the US financial information site Wallet Hub.
This survey was conducted by Wallet Hub in states in the United States based on 32 items such as physical and mental health (50 points), work environment (25 points), and community satisfaction (25 points). As a result of a survey of happiness, Hawaii was the top in 2020, following 2018 and 2019.
According to a survey, Hawaii ranks second in the United States for physical and mental health, third in community satisfaction, and 16th in the work environment.
The top 10 happy states in the United States are:
1st place Hawaii
2nd place Utah
3rd place Minnesota
4th place new jersey
7th place North Dakota
8th place Ior
9th place Idaho
10th place Connecticut
On the other hand, the bottom is Missouri, Oregon, and Alaska. WalletHub has been conducting the survey since 2014, but said this year the survey was suspended due to illness, social restrictions and unemployment due to the impact of the new corona.
(From Star Advertiser Magazine)
I pray that the situation will end as soon as possible and that the happiest trip to "Hawaii" in the United States will resume.
The pandemic of the new coronavirus has hit the most famous restaurants in Hawaii. Listed below are restaurants that have closed in the state of Hawaii in Corona.
A list of restaurants on Oahu that were closed after March 2020, created by Food-A-Go-Go, an online resource that provides take-out and delivery status for restaurants, farms, and food manufacturers. doing.
Also, it seems that restaurants that try to reopen at the right time are not on this list.
-Artizen by MW
-Bobs Sports Bar
-Bruceum-Chart House Waikiki
-Dillinham Saimin-Fish Honolulu
-Formagio Wine Bar
-Harpos Pizza and Pasta
-HASR Bistro (Terry's Press)
-Italica Bar & Cafe
-Hannosuke Kaneko – Waikiki Yokocho
-Kawailoa Turban (Haleiwa)
-Kobe Japanese Steak House-Rique Rique Drive-in
-Miyako Japanese Restaurant
-Mary Thai Restaurant Canners
-Monterrey Bay Canners-Nobu Honolulu
-Oceanarium (Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach)
-Great Toro Hawaii Fusion
-Phoenix Chinese Cuisine
-Pomaikai Ballroom (Doll Canary)
-Top of Waikiki
-Two Scoop Ice Cream Parlor (Ko Olina Resort)
-Uncle Craze House of Pure Aloha (Ala Moana Center)
-Uncle's Fish Market & Grill (Pier 38)
– Viagio Honolulu
-Zippies Pearlridge Center
Many of the favorite restaurants of Japanese tourists have also closed.
It is really a pity.
Honolulu Mayor Caldwell has announced that he will extend the existing stay at home order by two weeks. As a result, the curfew, which was originally until September 9th (Wednesday), will be enforced until September 23rd (Wednesday). Meanwhile, public parks and beaches will be reopened on Friday, September 11.
The new regulations, which will include restrictions on reopening of public places and assembly, will start at 12:01 am on Friday, September 11th. During this period, only business operations that are considered essential are permitted with restrictions. Child care facilities, construction industry, medical institutions, educational institutions, religions, etc. are included.
On the other hand, businesses that are not considered urgent and do not belong to this category include restaurants, retail stores, barber shops and beauty salons, personal services such as massage, spa, car wash services, and gyms. Only takeout is possible at the restaurant. Last time, meetings with a limited number of people were allowed, but this regulation prohibits all meetings.
At today's press conference, the mayor said, "Availability of parks, beaches, and hiking trails for individual (alone) exercise (no people gathering) is a positive step to resume with caution. The second lockdown will be more cautious and more conservative than before, so that we can quickly resume business and avoid a second wave.”
The infection status on Oahu worsened from July to August after the first lockdown (March to May) was resumed. In August, many clusters occurred in the community, and the number of newly infected people continued to be in the three-digit range. Was enforced.
On Tuesday, September 8th, after three consecutive holidays, the number of new infections was 66, which is the first double-digit number since August 2nd, but Mayor Caldwell said that in order to resume safely, It also says that there is a need for data on the ongoing decline in the number of affected individuals.
Due to Oahu's second lockdown, further layoffs continued, raising concerns about how long small businesses could continue to operate. State officials say that considering public health, sacrifice is unavoidable.
(From Hawaii News Now)
We hope that the situation will soon settle and that the day will soon come when everyone can travel with peace of mind.
On Wednesday, September 2, a ceremony was held onboard the Missouri battleship on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
On September 2, 1945, the signing ceremony for the surrender document was held on the deck of the US battleship Missouri on Tokyo Bay, and Marshal Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, declared the end of the war. It has been 75 years since the Pacific War officially ended. The battleship Missouri, the historic ship where the signing ceremony was held, is now located on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.
World War II veterans participated in the ceremony held at Pearl Harbor, but due to the effects of the new Corona, many survivors were unable to return to Pearl Harbor.
The ceremony, which was probably the last turning point for elderly survivors over 90 years old, was initially planned for large-scale events including parades, gala, and movie screenings, but the new coronavirus It was held by a small number of people while it was raging around the world. Participants were small, with only about 50 veterans living in Hawaii, the Governor of Hawaii, and military personnel.
On the night of Tuesday, September 1, three fireworks were launched in Pearl Harbor, symbolizing the war dead, future generations, and prayers for world peace.
(From Hawaii News Now)
Pearl Harbor in Hawaii is also known as the historic place where the Pacific War began, and although it is a military base where the headquarters of the Pacific Fleet is currently located, the USS Arizona Memorial, battleship It's also a Pearl Harbor historic site, including the Missouri Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum, and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, making it one of Oahu's top tourist destinations every year, attracting millions of travelers from around the world.
On December 27, 2016, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, together with former US President Barack Obama, visited Pearl Harbor (Pearl Bay) on Oahu, where the Pacific War began, and offered flowers and silence at the Battleship Arizona Memorial. It was.
From 0:01 am on Thursday, August 27, "Stay at Home Order" (prevention order) was enforced on Oahu (Honolulu city county) for two weeks.
The "Act Now Honolulu Order" has been in force on Oahu Island for four weeks from Thursday, August 20th. Mayor Caldwell is wondering if further tightening of the regulation, which started last week, could reduce the number of people infected on Oahu in two weeks.
The new regulations, which will start on Thursday, are similar to those issued in late March, with limited “essential” businesses such as daycare, construction, medical institutions, educational institutions, and religion. Is allowed.
On the other hand, restaurants, retail stores, barber shops, beauty salons, personal services such as massages and spas, and gyms that do not belong to the category are overwhelming contents of "Act Now Honolulu Order" issued earlier. It was The restaurant allowed up to 5 people to eat and drink, but it is only possible to change or take out. The personal service and gym are closed.
In addition, Mayor Caldwell strengthened the new coronavirus PCR test in Hawaii during the curfew period, testing up to 60,000 people (about 5,000 people per day) in the past two weeks and safely restarting Mention the policy to do.
Officials have also said they will strengthen security of contact tracing (tracking the contact of infected persons and requesting refraining from home) and the enforcement of violators. In Honolulu, it will employ 250 to 500 contact tracers (researchers).
The current level of danger in Hawaii is in the "yellow light" category, "the citizen must fulfill their duties," said the US Army General of War. “It's absolutely possible to safely resume,” Mayor Caldwell said.
Hawaii's Governor of Ige states that the "Stay at Home" order is based on data that Hawaii is just before the collapse of medical care, with the number of new infections in Oahu continuing to be in the three-digit range. It says that the regulation is indispensable to avoid the.
We hope that the situation will soon settle and the day will come when everyone can travel with peace of mind.
Colorful fishes that cross the coral reefs full of natural beauty and the swimming pool. Outstanding among the beautiful Hawaiian beaches, "Hanauma Bay" in eastern Oahu. Hanauma Bay, which was ranked No. 1 on the best beaches in the United States, is reported to have undergone a recent positive change.
According to a report from a researcher at the University of Hawaii, the transparency of water in Hanauma Bay, which has been temporarily closed since the pandemic of the new Corona, is 42% higher than when people were visiting it. It is 18% more transparent than Tuesday, which is a regular holiday when it opens.
The Hanauma Bay has been closed to public access since March 2020, and this research was conducted from April 21 to June 16, 2020.
Marine biologists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa were surprised by the greater transparency compared to Tuesday, which is usually closed, and speculate that this phenomenon is due to sand and sediment remaining in the sediment. I will.
I am looking forward to seeing how beautiful the seawater in Hanauma Bay, which is highly transparent even in normal times, will become beautiful.
(From Hawaii News Now)
We hope that the situation will be settled quickly and everyone will be able to travel with peace of mind, and that the day when we can enjoy snorkeling in Hanauma Bay will arrive as soon as possible.
In order to establish a "travel corridor" between Hawaii and Japan, the State of Hawaii exempts the Japanese Government from excluding the 14-day self-isolation measure imposed on Japanese travelers when returning from Hawaii. It seems that it is requesting that the recommendation be reduced from the current “Level 3” (stop travel, recommendation to stop travel) to “Level 1”.
In addition, access to the PCR test is a condition of travel, but the test is expensive at US$250-300 once per US$.
Since Thursday, March 26th, Hawaii has enforced self-isolation measures for all arrivals from outside the state for 14 days after arrival. Initially, the plan to exempt from the preliminary screening test was to start on August 1, but it was postponed to September 1 due to the spread of corona infection in the mainland US.
According to the Japanese government's announcement this time, if sightseeing in Hawaii is resumed as scheduled in September and direct flights from Japan will be operated, it is not too far from going to and from Japan and Hawaii. The view came out.
(Based on Honolulu Star Advertiser article)
We hope that the situation will soon settle and that everyone will be able to travel with peace of mind as soon as possible.
Hawaii Time Monday, July 27, Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Mogi said that in addition to the 12 countries and regions where the Japanese government will be able to travel internationally, Hawaii is also being considered.
The State of Hawaii is the only state in the United States that Japan is eligible for this traffic resumption program. Other 12 countries/regions include China, South Korea, Taiwan and major European countries. Details such as dates are not disclosed.
Following this announcement, Governor of Ige State in Hawaii commented yesterday. (Hereinafter, comment from the Governor of Ige)
"On behalf of the State of Hawaii, I am honored and grateful that Prime Minister Abe and the Government of Japan have considered Hawaii as a safe and reliable destination for international travel.... Japan and Hawaii have a long history of culture. There is a connection and the friendly relationship has been inherited and deepened for generations.It is important to be able to travel between Japan and Hawaii, and this plan will be possible while preventing the spread of the new corona infection. I think there is a way.''
What is "Japan-Hawaii Safe Travel Measures"?
The "Japan-Hawaii Safe Travel Measures" announced by the Government of Japan this time was carried out by travelers before entering Japan, in addition to the screening when entering Japan, as well as the PCR test conducted before entering Japan, in order to prevent the spread of the new corona infection. You will be required to provide a negative result.
The Hawaii state government and the tourism industry have recommended a travel agreement “Travel Bubble” between countries and regions with low infection rates such as Hawaii and Japan.
Related article: Isn't Hawaii Tourism Resuming for Japan? The State of Hawaii is working on the Travel Bubble
If the program launches, state officials expect Hawaii to have about 690 Japanese travelers a day. By the way, before the pandemic, an average of 3,500 to 6,000 tourists came from Japan each day.
On July 29, the number of people infected since the pandemic was recorded today.
Up to a few weeks ago, the positive rate was around 6.6% among the inspectors, and 109 positive people had gone out.
We are considering re-closing the bar, a place to interact with people.
Although the spread of infection is an emergency, if you close the shop again, the management situation will be severe and it will be very economically difficult.
We hope that the situation will be settled as soon as possible and that everyone will be able to travel with peace of mind.
On Monday, July 13, Governor of the State of Hawaii, David Ige, announced that the planned reopening of tourism from Saturday, August 1 will be postponed until at least the end of August.
From June 1, Ige Governor exempted the 14-day self-isolation measure by accepting tourists by presenting negative proof of PCR test received within 72 hours before traveling from August 1 Had announced that it would resume.
However, at today's legislative briefing, Governor Ige said, "We will postpone the 14-day self-isolation measures for all Hawaii arrivals until the end of August, and activate a corona pre-inspection to prevent the spread of infection from travelers. Pour."
Regarding the corona pre-screening test program that was scheduled to start in August, the Hawaii Department of Health Administration initially argued that a medical institution in Hawaii with the highest infection rate could respond. However, since the infection rate of the new corona in the mainland US has increased sharply since the end of last month, and the number of infected people has also increased rapidly in the states with many tourists to Hawaii, this plan should be taken in case of a sudden increase in the infection rate in Hawaii. Many people are worried about whether the inspection program will be able to deal with it.
Governor of Ige made this decision in response to concerns and pressure from lawmakers, including the mayors of the four islands of Hawaii. Among the opponents was Tulsi Gabbard, a member of the US House of Representatives (Democratic Party).
The Hawaii state legislature said, "A plan to pre-screen 72 hours prior to arrival in Hawaii is not appropriate for the situation right now. Simply increasing the risk of COVID-19 for people in the plane, hotel, and service industries would mean that I'm not trying to protect."
With this announcement, Hawaii's 14-day self-isolation measures for travelers starting in March will continue through May.
Hawaii, which decided to abandon the tourism resumption plan about two weeks later, did not lose the opportunity to rebuild the economy again, but it is noteworthy what action will be taken in the future.
(Refer to the article of Hawaii News Now)
Halekulani Hotel, a popular hotel, announced to close until July 2021 next year for renovation.
We hope that the situation will end and that everyone in Japan can travel with peace of mind as soon as possible.
Beginning August 1, the Hawaii State Government will be able to provide negative proof of the COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival at Honolulu International Airport (Daniel K. Inouye). Announced to exempt daily self-isolation measures.
Hawaii's Governor of Ige states that the pre-screening plan for the new Corona will resume Hawaii's tourism business while avoiding the surge of corona cases.
The plan introduces pre-inspection and a similar model that Alaska practices and is effective, but it seems that post-arrival inspection, which is being conducted simultaneously in Alaska, will not be done in Hawaii.
While tourists from the mainland US have paved the way for sightseeing trips to Hawaii, tourist bubble plans for Japan are still tough. I'm sorry.
Hawaii's Governor Ige announced on Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday, June 10, that he would extend his 14-day self-isolation measure to travelers from outside Hawaii until July 31st. The 14-day self-isolation measure for inter-island travelers in the state of Hawaii was announced at the beginning of June and announced that it will be lifted on June 16. Governor Ige also announced that new procedures will be introduced for inter-island travelers starting June 16 when the self-isolation measures will be lifted, including a pre-departure fever check. Travelers who are above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) will not be allowed to board the plane. Since the new procedure requires more time before departure than before, we also called on inter-island travelers to arrive at the airport early. Regarding the resumption of tourism for travelers from outside the state of Hawaii, it is still investigating the steps and methods necessary to restart safely. Furthermore, the removal of self-isolation that will be implemented for inter-island travelers from June 16 will be a pilot operation for Hawaii to resume tourism for all travelers in the future. ..
I think it will be a preparation for studying and establishing a quarantine system in the future by removing the isolation measures for movement between islands. Approximately 500 travelers from the continental United States arrive each day despite 14 days of self-isolation.
On May 18, Hawaii announced that as a measure to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the 14-day self-isolation required for travelers from outside the state to reach Hawaii will be extended to June 30. did. This measure is likely to be extended after July.
Social services such as water parks, pools, campsites, hair salons, nail salons and massages will be reopened this weekend. Many locals have visited the reopened parks such as Sunday Beach Park, Makapuu Trail and Kai King Trail. Restaurant dining will be resumed on June 5th.
Tourists from Japan have a lot of influence on the Hawaiian economy. He is considering a travel bubble plan considering the importance of Japanese tourists to Hawaii and Japan's low infection rate. Those who meet certain conditions for tourists from certain countries are planning to exempt 14 days of quarantine. If so, Hawaii will be enjoyed by Japanese customers ahead of other countries.