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Hawaii, Costa Rica & Bali - Travel Updates

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Good morning all,

Starting the week with small good news travel tidbits for you today. But also not so good news on Bali.

1.) Hawaii

Hawaiian Islands have announced they will reopen to all tourism effective October 1st.

Starting October 1, 2020, travelers could be able to bypass the current 14 day quarantine mandate as long as they had received a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of boarding their flight to Hawaii and could show proof of a negative test result upon arrival at the airport. This was basically the same requirements they were going to open with in September, but now that has been pushed back one month. Remains to be seen if this will hold in place, or change again.

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2.) Costa Rica

Costa Rica has made it known they will reopen to US tourism as of September 1st, however initially only 6 states residents will be allowed to visit the country starting in September. Those 6 states will be New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. With more states to be added as the reopening progresses successfully. These states residents will be able to join many other countries vacationers who have already been allowed access to visit Costa Rica since August 1st.

UPDATED on 8/28

- Costa Rica adds: Maryland, Virginia & District of Columbia to 9/1 Entry

- Costa Rica adds: Colorado, Massachusetts & Pennsylvania! (yayyy!) to 9/15 Entry

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3.) Bali, Indonesia (& All of Indonesia)

Indonesia was expected to reopen to international tourism as of October. However just released yesterday was notice that Indonesia will likely remain closed to all international tourism though the end of 2020. While hotels and resorts are open now, they are only open for their own citizens to visit & vacation. If this changes I'll let you all know, but it likely will not. So it is best to reschedule or plan your vacations to Bali in 2021 to be on the safe side of expected reopening plan.

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Derek Schemonitz

Avenue Two Travel

Luxury Travel Advisor