Originally posted as: Hawaii's quarantine rules to be updated October 15 and updated in comments to help highlight ongoing updates to the process.
Although a domestic destination for US travelers, Hawaii's self-imposed travel restrictions have been a bit of trouble to navigate if you've been hoping to escape to the islands this season or even if you've been trying to plan a trip for the coming winter.
It's expected that new arrivals into Honolulu will be able to avoid the 14-day quarantine from October 15 if you can show a negative coronavirus test taken in the 72 hours prior to your arrival in Hawaii.
Airlines have been moving to provide passengers with rapid testing facilities available in advance of a flight or possibly at select airports - none of which has yet become a reality, however United has indicated their intent to deliver a testing service for flights from San Francisco to Honolulu as a priority.
As I understand it, the upcoming change applies to initial arrivals into Maui and Kona but that facilities for inter-island travel and arrivals to other airports are not yet established.