Most Japanese nationals want to visit Hawaii after pandemic
A recent online survey by Hawai’i Tourism Japan (HTJ) showed that the first destination most Japanese nationals want to go to after the pandemic is Hawai’i.
The survey received nearly 14,595 responses, most of which have already traveled to Hawai’i. 64% of those polled said Hawaii would be the first place they went.
Many Japanese residents choose to opt out of international travel due to the tedious process of re-entering the country. A PCR test should be performed before boarding the return flight and then again after landing. Then they have to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
Travelers arriving from the United States are required to self-quarantine for three or six days at a location designated by the government.
Ayako Ishiwari, Marketing and Administrative Manager of HTJ, said: âThey would love to come back. There are so many people who have had to postpone their weddings in Hawai’i. They would like to return to Hawai’i to celebrate their wedding.
“Or of course, if they come once a year, then they miss [it]. It was their routine, I mean life. It was their role model so they would like to come back to Hawai’i, âIshiwari said.
Eighty-one flights flew between Hawai’i and Japan this month. The omicron push reduced that number to 64 flights in January.