Sumary of Hawaii visitors with pending coronavirus test results will no longer have chance to bypass quarantine:
- The state is expected to announce later today that visitors to Hawaii, who can’t present a negative pre-arrivals test upon arrival, won’t be able to bypass the 14-day quarantine once their test arrives..
- Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO John De Fries discussed this tweak to the pre-arrivals testing program at the HTA board meeting today..
- He also said a formal announcement also is expected to come down adding Canada, one of Hawaii most important international markets, to the state pre-arrivals testing program, with Korea and Taiwan coming soon..
- 15, domestic trans-Pacific “travelers who, upon entry into the state, provide written confirmation from a state-approved COVID-19 testing facility of a negative test result from a test administered to the traveler within 72 hours from the final leg of departure”.
- Travelers who came in with a pending test result have been allowed to get out of the quarantine once it could be verified through the state Safe Travels Hawaii system..
- De Fries said he also expects further clarification from the state and counties about wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19…