COVID-19: Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine for all Arriving Passengers; Pre-travel Testing Program Delaye

Toronto, ON. (August 2020) - Governor David Ige has issued a statewide order stating that anyone arriving in Hawaii after March 26, 2020, must self-quarantine for 14 days. This order applies to all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving from out-of-state to the Hawaiian Islands.

Beginning September 1, individuals looking to avoid the 14-day quarantine are required to get a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their trip and provide proof of a negative result as part of Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program. If visitors fail to meet the requirements of the Pre-Travel Testing Program, they will be placed in a mandatory 14- day quarantine until a negative test is received.

The FDA-approved Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) must be from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) and will need to be done prior to arrival. No testing will be done upon arrival at the airport.

Governor Ige has also said that the state still believes the pre-travel testing program will help keep Hawaii safe. He announced that progress on the program is being made and additional details will be in place by September 1. This date remains fluid and subject to change. Should the date change we will provide an update as soon as possible.

For further details and ongoing updates, visit https://hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/alerts/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/

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About the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA)

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is responsible for strategically managing the State of Hawai‘i’s marketing initiatives to support tourism. HTA’s goal is to optimize tourism’s benefits for Hawai‘i, while being attentive to the interests of travelers, the community and visitor industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawai‘i’s leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure the sustainability of tourism’s success. For more information about HTA, please visit http://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org