Kauai visitors will receive a discount card for local businesses if they voluntarily take a second coronavirus test three days after arrival, in addition to the required test before travel.
The Kokua Kauai Card program will start Monday when the island reenters the state’s Safe Travels Program. The Safe Travels Program allows people to avoid a quarantine if they present a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from a trusted travel partner.
The card will feature a QR code that links to a webpage with discounts and incentives offered by local businesses. So far, about sixty Kauai businesses, hotels and restaurants have signed up to offer discounts.
“We wanted an additional layer of security in addition to what Safe Travels provides," said Mark Perriello, executive director of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce. "We're getting as many businesses as possible to offer discounts and promotions to people who take the second test to give them more incentive in addition to just doing the right thing.”
The program is a joint partnership between the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, the Kauai Visitors Bureau and the Kauai chapter of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.
Kauai businesses can sign up for the program at the Kauai Chamber of Commerce website.