As of November 30th, at 4:47pm, there have been 17,925 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, with just over 15,000 of those confirmed cases being in the Honolulu County. Of the 242 confirmed deaths in the state, 190 of those deaths were reported in the Honolulu County.

There have been continuous updates regarding the state’s restrictions in attempt to flatten the curve. Updates on restrictions include: an indoor and outdoor 5-person gathering maximum, face mask mandates including indoors and outdoors, vacation home and car rental restrictions, and mandatory 14-day quarantine for those traveling to or returning to Hawaii. While outdoors however, current policy allows for individuals to be without masks as long as they remain sex feet apart, or if they are among members of the same household. Will Hawaii see tier 3 any time soon?

As the daily Coronavirus count remains above 50 in the state, Governor David Ige has announced COVID travel updates that include the option to participate in the state’s pre-travel testing program that will allow travelers to bypass the 14-day mandatory quarantine if you have a negative COVID-19 result from a trusted testing partner of the state of Hawaii’s Safe Travels pre-testing travel program, as discussed via press conference. Trans-Pacific travels who do not have a confirmed negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their departure will be subjected to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. In addition, all travelers must have their negative test results prior to boarding their final flight to their destination. Post-travel negative testing results will not be accepted, and those who produce post-travel negative results will still be subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine. Individuals who do so may also face legal consequence for breaking quarantine restrictions.

More changes will be coming December 2nd, as Governor Ige announced all transpacific and inter county travelers arriving on the island of Kauai will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, regardless of a negative COVID-19 result. The Emergency Rule 23, which allows negative test exemptions to mandatory self-quarantine for person’s entering the state, places a temporary halt on Kauai’s participation in the state’s Safe Travels pre-travel testing program.

 

If you would like to know more about the latest COVID-19 updates in Hawaii, click here:

https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/travel/travel-advisories/

 

For CDC updates on travel during COVID-19, click here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

 

For more information on Hawaii’s Safe Travels program, click here:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/