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Hawaii Pre-Travel Testing - Hawaii County Requires 2nd Test Upon Arrival

October 13, 2020 7:23 PM | Holly Cunningham (Administrator)

Governor David Ige

 

Today I signed a 14th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Nov. 30 (https://bit.ly/2SPvCKH)

The emergency proclamation leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. However, beginning Oct. 15, a pre-travel testing option will allow travelers an alternative to the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

I want to remind all travelers that following safe practices – at home, while traveling and upon returning – is the only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wear a face mask, wash your hands frequently and watch your distance around other people, even if you’ve recently tested negative for COVID-19.

Travelers, five years and older, who do not want to be subject to the state’s 14-day mandatory travelers quarantine must take an approved COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure from the final leg of travel. If results are not received prior to arrival, the traveler will be required to self-quarantine until a negative test result is reported to the state Dept. of Health.

The state will accept test results from trusted testing and travel partners only. A complete list can be found at https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

Negative test results may be uploaded to the Safe Travels Digital Platform at https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/, and all travelers must also complete the state’s mandatory travel and health form on this digital platform.

The proclamation allows counties to require a subsequent test after arrival into the state. Such a test would be paid for and administered by the county. People arriving in a county that requires a post-arrival test do not need to self-quarantine prior to obtaining the subsequent test. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who anyone who tests positive at any point in their stay must take steps to isolate or quarantine as directed by the Dept. of Health.

The inter-island quarantine for travelers arriving in the counties of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, Maui and Kalawao (Kalaupapa) remains in place. However, the proclamation empowers the counties to adopt a negative test exception process for travelers subject to the inter-island travel quarantine.

The proclamation also:

  • Extends the prohibition on evictions for non-payment of rent until Nov. 30.
  • Extends the expiration dates of expired/expiring state IDs and driver's licenses until Nov. 30.

Four more trusted testing and travel partners:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Bartell Drugs
  • Port of Oakland

For more information on the State of Hawaiʻi’s pre-travel testing program, visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/.

https://governor.hawaii.gov/.../office-of-the-governor.../

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