Hawaii Extends Quarantine

HawaiiDue to the rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland United States, Hawaii Governor David Ige has delayed the plan to allow out-of-state-visitors to return until September 1.

In June, the governor announced that travelers could return to Hawaii beginning August 1 without a required quarantine, but with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the trip necessary. But now, as the number of cases on the mainland increase, it is harder for people to get tested in many states.

As a result, Governor Ige is postponing this pre-travel testing program until Tuesday, September 1. This new date is tentative and will be re-evaluated.

So as of now, the mandatory 14-day travel quarantine remains in place through August 31. Those who are required to self-quarantine for 14 days must designate a hotel or motel as their designated quarantine location. No person who is subject to the mandatory self-quarantine is allowed to stay in a short-term or vacation rental.

For more information on the entrance and quarantine process, go to Hawaii’s Department of Transportation website by clicking here.

In addition, Governor Ige has lowered the alert level to yellow – “Act with Care” – which enables more businesses to reopen. Everyone must continue to wear facial masks when entering places of business and as outlined in the governor’s Emergency Rules.

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