HAWAII to extend 14-day quarantine through June 30, 2020

Kauai Mayor Kawakami signed a new emergency rule extending the mandatory 14-day quarantine of for incoming travelers through June 30, 2020.

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Through 1:30pm EDT, May 14, 2020, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii (Big) Island have not extended their mandatory quarantine past May 31, 2020, however, we would not be surprised to see more extensions. UPDATE: On May 14, Governor Ige of Hawaii said that the state plans to extend the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all incoming travelers through June 30, 2020 for the entire state. 

From our observations of press conferences and interviews with Hawaii government officials, a plan of COVID-19 testing prior to traveling to Hawaii is favored. We shared the basic concept of the testing plan earlier this week. (This concept now has a name, “Travel with Aloha.”) From what we’re hearing, this plan will likely need to be established in order to end the 14-day mandatory quarantine.

At the end of May the governor indicated that the quarantine will be extended beyond June.

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8 comments
  1. I understand the issue we are all facing, I lost a life-long friend to the virus. But, when you look at what is happening to the country and to the islands, questions should be asked. To me, they are saying DON’T COME HERE! Then they want help to pay the bills – to me, they need to live with their decisions.

  2. This MAYORAL order only extends the quarantine for the County of Kauai. As far as I can tell the governor has not extended the statewide order (yet). Keeping my fingers crossed that his pen has run out of ink!

    1. Correct, the governor has not made the extension official yet, but on May 14, 2020, he stated, “Certainly we will be extending the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all travel into the state till the end of June.” Could he change his mind? Possibly, but it doesn’t sound that way. But, we join you in keeping our fingers crossed, too.

  3. I booked a trip on VRBO, had to cancel because of Hawaii’s quarantine restrictions and the home owner felt it was “fair” to steal $1200 of my hard earned money as a non-refundable deposit. Hawaii apparently wants my money, just not me… I will never attempt to visit Hawaii or use VRBO again. Aloha and Mahalo!

  4. For people complaining about this, either these are not your islands or you care more for money than the well being and safety of your family, friends, and community. Quarantines or pre-flight testing is necessary until there is a vaccine. Otherwise, we open up our tiny home to the possibility of a serious outbreak. Wouldn’t it be better to get people back to school and view this as an opportunity to create more sustainable non-tourist related infrastructure for new jobs?

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