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Visitors to Kauai Can Test Out of Quarantine Starting Next Month

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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.

“The increased restrictions

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Mandatory travel quarantine should be introduced by Ireland, experts urge

Many countries across Europe including Ireland are concluding that the only way to curb Covid-19 “is to bring this virus sharply under control” with tighter measures on isolation and mandatory quarantine, according to public health specialist Prof Anthony Staines.

Speaking at a webinar on the case for an international travel quarantine, the Dublin City University academic predicted that if Ireland was not the first country in the European Union to pursue this course, Germany would be.

“Each country has to decide for itself what it wants to do. I have a sense across Europe that many are facing the same challenge that we’re facing and moving to the same conclusions. We need to bring this virus sharply under control. But they’re looking for someone to go first,” Prof Staines said at the event hosted by the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (ISAG) for Covid in Ireland.

“If this is not done,”

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Travel group, airlines oppose quarantine for US-bound air passengers

Groups representing the U.S. travel industry and airlines on Friday voiced opposition to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step.

Reuters, Washington

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST

Groups representing the U.S. travel industry and airlines on Friday voiced opposition to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step.

Biden on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival. His administration also is implementing effective next Tuesday a requirement that all U.S.-bound passengers ages 2 and above get negative Covid-19 test results within three days before traveling.

The U.S. Travel Association, an industry group representing businesses including hotels and airlines, said the

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Travel restrictions for MLK Day weekend trips: COVID-19 quarantine, testing requirements

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is upon us, though travel for the long weekend will likely look much different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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