On Monday, July 13th Governor David Ige announced that he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1st, 2020. This extension means that the mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine remains in effect through Sept. 1st for those traveling to Hawai’i from out of state. We have put together a list of resources to help you stay up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations.
Gov. Ige shared in Monday’s press conference that the decision to extend the travel quarantine was not made lightly. “We have always said that we will make decisions based on the health and safety of our community as the highest priority,” Ige said. To date, the state of Hawai’i has reported the lowest number of COVID cases in the country, and travel restrictions along with early social distancing measures have played a significant role in that success.
If you are planning to travel to Hawai’i prior to Sept. 1st, the State of Hawaii created the Safe Travels website to help you prepare for your trip and expedite your exit from the airport.
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUNCES PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM FOR HAWAII ARRIVALS DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1
You can find updated information & additional resources at the links below:
State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels System
State of Hawai’i Department of Health | Daily News Digest & Resources
County of Hawaii | COVID-19 Latest Information & Updates