Hawaii Sees Over 50,000 Out Of State Tourists After Dropping Its 14-Day Quarantine Rule
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Hawaii Sees Over 50,000 Out Of State Tourists After Dropping Its 14-Day Quarantine Rule

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Oct 23, 2020

The 14-day mandatory quarantine policy in Hawaii was recently dropped and since then, there have been over 50,000 out-of-state tourists to visit The Aloha State.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Honolulu’s airport would see about 100 flights per day. Since reopening, the airport has seen an almost 30% recover rate. 

Tim Sakahara, State Department of Transportation spokesman says that last Thursday there were 30 flights with 8000 passengers arriving in Honolulu.

Instead of the mandatory 14-day quarantine, tourists will be required to obtain a COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 3 days of boarding their flight to Hawaii. All tourists must show a negative COVID-19 test result when arriving at the airport. 

If you’re not able to present negative test results, there will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine set in place. Those who don’t follow the quarantine guidelines could face a year in jail and $5,000 in fines. 

All countries are allowed to enter Hawaii except Brazil, China, Europe and the UK. These countries were banned by President Trump a the beginning of the pandemic.