What You Should Know About the Coronavirus in Hawaii

By Hawaii.com Team

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Updated June 25, 2020

Incoming travelers can bypass quarantine beginning August 1

If they can produce a valid negative COVID-19 test result from within 72 hours of departure, arriving mainland and international travelers can bypass Hawaii’s mandatory quarantine order beginning August 1. The 14-day quarantine remains in effect until at least July 31 for any arriving traveler who cannot produce a valid negative test result.

Mandatory 14-day quarantine for arrivals extended to July 31

Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals is in effect through July 31, 2020. Don’t risk illness, arrest or fines — if postponing your travel to Hawaii is not possible, click here to read the details of Gov. David Ige’s order for all arrivals, visitors and returning residents alike.

Interisland travel quarantine will end June 16 for Hawaii residents

Beginning June 16, 2020, Hawaii residents traveling to neighboring islands will no longer face a mandatory 14-day quarantine, Gov. David Ige announced in early June. The change comes as businesses begin re-opening throughout the islands under new restrictions and social distancing guidelines. The 14-day quarantine remains in effect through the end of July for arriving mainland and international visitors.

How has COVID-19 impacted the state of Hawaii?

Hawaii’s status as a major travel destination has prompted local public health and tourism officials to ramp up efforts to mitigate the risk of the coronavirus spread (COVID-19). Hawaii’s first case of the virus was confirmed on March 6, after a resident tested positive following a return to Oahu after a February cruise from San Francisco to Mexico. The World Health Organization has ruled the coronavirus a “public health emergency of international concern.”

  • Governor Ige announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming travelers, to take effect on Thursday, March 26.
  • David Ige signed a third supplementary proclamation, ordering the entire state to stay at home and work from home starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 25 through June 30.
  • Residents and visitors have been encouraged to follow CDC guidelines regarding hygiene, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings of more than 10 people in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Governor David Ige has urged visitors to postpone their trips to Hawaii for 30 days so that the community can address the COVID crisis. If you do have a planned trip, please consult your travel provider regarding your options.
  • All cruise passengers will be screened by means of temperature checks and interviewed by a physician before disembarking. Airports will also be bolstering their screening procedures.
  • Daily updates from the Star Advertiser can be found here.

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Source: Hawaii Department of Health

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