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The Mayor of Kauai has requested that all visitors arriving to this Hawaiian island be compelled to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of their test results.
Hawaii has long been a dream vacation destination in the US, for people from all around the globe. This tropical paradise is loved by all sorts of travelers. You can find honeymooners, beach lovers, luxury travelers, backpackers and surfers enjoying great Hawaiian vibes.
Since mid-February, COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the US. Poor adherence to disease prevention methods (mask-wearing, hand washing, social distancing) in some parts of the U.S. led to huge spikes in Covid-19 cases to over 5 million cases and a death toll that is not slowing down.
The United States imposed travel restrictions on the following countries: China, Iran, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the Schengen countries of the EU.
Hawaii Travel Restrictions
All those traveling to Hawaii must fill out a health evaluation form either a hard copy within 24 hours before boarding. After processing, passengers receive a QR code by email to present at the airport.
A thermal screen and temperature check is conducted at the airport. A recorded temperature of 100.4 or above, and they may prohibit boarding. Visitors can choose to bring valid negative COVID-19 test results or to quarantine for 14 days. Traveling between islands is allowed but the local governments have different measures in their territories so make sure you research each location individually.
While Hawaii’s Covid-19 caseload is on a slight upward trajectory, Governor David Ige is optimistic that Hawaiians will remain vigilant adding, “As I’ve said, though, we can only be successful…if we come together as a community.”
Hawaii and Covid-19 Pandemic
Hawaii has seen recent surges in cases. David Ige, Governor of Hawaii, issued the following official mandates: After lifting restrictions, Hawaii Gov. David Ige has reinstated mask and social distancing edicts to try and curb the virus spread.
With roughly 132 new virus cases per day, a Johns Hopkins 7-day study reported an 85% increase. Hawaii officials fear without reinstatement of restrictions, deaths, as well as hospitalizations, will rise and overburden the state’s health care system.