COVID-19 - Safety & Protection is Our Priority - More Info
Domestic and Inter-island
Pre-travel Testing Programs
to be Exempt From the 14-day Quarantine
72 Hour Pre-travel PCR Test into Hawaii
Second Quick Response Antigen Test Upon Arrival
to the Big Island
Inter-island Travel to the Big Island
Second 72 Hour PCR Test Prior to or Upon Arrival
14-day quarantine remains in effect
for those not participating in the testing programs
The Volcano Rainforest Retreat Welcomes
Big Island Residents for Staycations
Beginning October 15, travel to Honolulu with pre-travel testing and secondary rapid testing upon arrival in Kona, on the Big Island will exempt all out-of-state travelers from the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The State of Hawaiʻi has established a multi-layered testing and screening process to protect the health and safety of everyone traveling to the Hawaiian Islands. All incoming travelers – residents and visitors – are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health and travel questionnaire using the Safe Travels digital system before they can leave the airport.
All travelers and returning residents are subject to the dual testing program. Those choosing to forego participation in the testing programs will be subject to the 14 day quarantine, upon entering the state. Operations that rent vehicles may not rent to any person who is subject to a 14-day traveler quarantine order unless an exemption is granted.
Please remain informed of the most updated information regarding Pre-travel Negative COVID-19 test to Honolulu on the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health website:
Additionally, please be informed of the second quick response test upon arrival on the Big Island:
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Kim reaches agreement with Ige on COVID testing for travelers
By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Friday, October 9, 2020, 5:10 p.m.
Mayor Harry Kim said this afternoon he’s reached agreement with Gov. David Ige on a deal that would allow the county to administer a rapid-response COVID-19 antigen test to arriving out-of-state passengers at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole starting Thursday.
That test would be in addition to the nucleic acid amplification test, or NAAT, that travelers can take from a so-called “trusted partner” of the state within 72 hours prior of travel to Hawaii.
Kim said the rapid-response test “would be the test where the swab is ringed around (inside) the nostril, not the one where you stick the swab way up the nose.”
According to Kim, his agreement with Ige includes no additional quarantine imposed by the county after the post-arrival testing, should the rapid-response test result be negative.
The testing location will be at the vacant site across from the Kona airport where car rentals used to be. Premier Medical Group Will administer the tests.
The rapid-response test renders its results in about 15 minutes.
Those who receive a positive result from that test will immediately be given a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test, known as the “gold standard” test, and will have to quarantine at their hotel or place of residence until results are received.
All testing upon arrival will be done at the county’s expense, and will cost travelers nothing.
Those who underwent a test prior to travel but didn’t receive results before landing will still have to quarantine until those test results are received, regardless of the rapid-response test results.
Travelers who forego testing prior to travel will still be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
There are currently no trans-Pacific flights arriving at Hilo International Airport.
New and changing guidelines apply to all domestic & international flights arriving at state airports, including private and commercial aircrafts.
We continue to follow the guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the protective actions outlined by the Federal, Hawaii State and County governments and Health Departments.
See our enhanced cleaning & sanitation protocols at the Bed & Breakfast property below.
Currently, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open. Local businesses in Volcano and around the island, including restaurants, have reopened with safety protocols in place, including hand sanitizing, face coverings and 6ft physical distancing.
We appreciate your understanding and shared values as we each do our part for the protection and safety of all people in the world, as the global community works to manage and contain this new virus, and a vaccine is developed. Please call us for personal questions about your future visit. (800) 550-8696. Do sign up here, or on the Home page to receive our Newsletter for on-going and current updates. See our About Page for the modified COVID-19 Cancellation Policy.
We anticipate the possibility of welcoming guests again to the Hawaiian lslands and the lush beauty of the Volcano Rainforest Retreat on Hawaii Island.
Volcano Rainforest Retreat
Enhanced Cleaning & Safety
Our goal is to provide our guests and staff with the confidence and assurance that their health and safety is our first priority.