2020 Maui Travel Updates

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR 'OHANA:

The Chase 'N Rainbows 'Ohana appreciates that the COVID-19 situation presents unprecedented, challenging times for everyone. Please note the following important information.  

OUR NO RISK BOOKING POLICY:

A deposit in the amount of 50% of the booking total required to secure a reservation for each condo. The final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival, which is when the reservation becomes non-changeable and non-refundable. You can change your dates or even change condos up until that final payment due date. If you cancel altogether prior to the final payment due date, your deposit will be refunded less a $100 + tax cancel fee.*

*Cancel fees for arrivals through December 18, 2020 are being waived.  If your cancellation is Covid-related, you may cancel without penalty and for a full refund up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

Please note that as the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we are maintaining a very flexible cancellation and refund policy through 2020 and will extend this policy as needed.

IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATES:

TRAVEL UPDATE AS OF 6/25/2020: 

NEW. Governor Ige announced that the State will launch Covid-19 pre-travel testing program for out-of-state travelers. Below are the pertinent parts of the press release.  The details of which are to be announced later.  We will keep our guests and owners updated, especially as it pertains to clarification of the previous order stating OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS ARRIVING IN MAUI COUNTY [WHO CHOOSE TO] COMPLETE A 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE [IN LIEU OF PRE-TRAVEL TESTING] MUST DO SO AT A HOTEL OR MOTEL PRIOR TO RENTAL OF A CONDOMINIUM, BED AND BREAKFAST HOME OR SHORT-TERM RENTAL HOME.  As such, we are happy to host your stay only if you are opting to take pre-travel Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to your arrival.  Otherwise, unfortunately, we are unable to host visitors who opt for the mandatory 14-day quarantine instead.

Posted on Jun 24, 2020

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Aug. 1.

Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any testing location approved by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport.

The Health Department is still in the process of developing this program but anticipates requiring an FDA-approved PCR test from a CLIA certified laboratory. Travelers will be required to provide printed or emailed pre-test certification as evidence of a negative test result. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of the pre-travel test.

Temperature checks will continue at airports across the state. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees or who is experiencing other symptoms will be required to undergo a secondary screening at the airport with trained healthcare staff.

In addition, travelers will be required to fill out the State Travel and Health form.

UPDATE AS OF 6/16/2020: 

Effective June 16, 2020, all vacation rentals, including condominiums, Bed and Breakfast Homes and Short-Term Rental Homes, may operate for inter-island travelers, or out-of-state travelers who have completed their mandatory 14-day quarantine:  This includes certain condo-hotels and timeshares, which operate similar to hotels and have the ability to effectively monitor quarantine requirements (i.e. front desk, housekeeping and other full-time staff, etc.). The state is currently in the process of compiling a list of hotel and hotel-like properties that fit this description.

HOWEVER, OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS THAT ARRIVE IN MAUI COUNTY MUST COMPLETE A 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE AT A HOTEL OR MOTEL PRIOR TO RENTAL OF A CONDOMINIUM, BED AND BREAKFAST HOME OR SHORT-TERM RENTAL HOME.

These rules remain in effect until July 31, 2020 unless they are terminated at an earlier date or extended to a later date. Violation of this rule is punishable as a misdemeanor, with fines of up to $5,000, up to a year in jail, or both.  This applies to visitors and hosts who do not follow quarantine requirements.

If the Governor’s Proclamation expires or is terminated prior to the expiration or termination of Mayor Victorino’s Public Health Emergency Rules, the Mayor’s Rules remain in effect.

UPDATE AS OF 6/10/2020: Governor Ige Has Extended Hawaii's Mandatory 14-day Quarantine For All Mainland and International Travelers Through July 31, 2020.

STATEWIDE 14-DAY QUARANTINE FOR ARRIVALS ON OR AFTER MARCH 26, 2020: 

Per the Order:

  • Those arriving will be asked for ID verification, the location of where they are staying and a phone number for contact.  Visitors will be quarantined in the hotel or rented lodging that they are staying. 
  • The traveler will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.
  • The penalty for violation of the order is $5,000 and/or a year in prison.
  • The quarantine does not apply to flight crews and pilots.
  • The traveler is fully responsible for the cost of the quarantine. 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR VALUED GUESTS: 

GUESTS ARRIVING THROUGH JULY 2020 MUST CHANGE STAY DATES TO A FUTURE TIME WITH NO PENALTY OR CANCEL FOR A FULL REFUND. 

GUESTS ARRIVING IN AUGUST 2020 AND BEYOND: Cancel fees for arrivals through December 18, 2020 are being waived. If your cancellation is Covid-related, you may cancel without penalty and for a full refund up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Please note that as the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we are maintaining a very flexible cancellation and refund policy through 2020 and will extend this policy as needed.

MOST RESORT POOLS AND GRILL AREAS ARE STILL CLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTIVES.  VIOLATORS WILL BE ASSESSED A FINE.

PLEASE CHECK THESE LINKS FOR UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION: 

https://mauinow.com/category/coronavirus/

https://www.mauicounty.gov/2370/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Information

https://hawaiicovid19.com/