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Kauai launches website to help travelers find transportation



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Travel is back, but travel headaches are too, especially if you’ve tried to book a rental car lately. There’s a rental car shortage in many popular destinations, including the state of Hawaii.

But one island appears to have a solution. Kauai’s Office of Economic Development recently launched GetAroundKauai.com to address the ongoing rental car shortage, as first reported by The Garden Island.

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The website features alternate transportation options like shuttles, rideshare and taxis and public transit. There’s also a guide for travelers to learn driving etiquette and other customs for respecting the island.

“Our goal is that this new website will

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The Hawaiian island of Kauai will rejoin the Aloha State’s Safe Travels program next month after temporarily opting out of the policy, which allows visitors to skip the mandatory quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival.

Travelers to Kauai will once again be allowed to roam the island in search of waterfalls and coral reefs when the island rejoins the program on April 5, Hawaii’s Gov. David Ige confirmed on Friday. The statewide testing program was first launched in October and requires visitors to get tested at a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory.

In December, Kauai temporarily opted out due to increasing COVID-19 cases before instituting a “resort bubble” system that would allow travelers to avoid quarantine if they tested negative before coming, stayed at an approved property, and tested negative for a second time more than 72 hours after arriving.

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