What You Need To Know About Interisland Travel Right Now

The mandatory 14-day quarantine for interisland travel in Hawaiʻi will be reinstated starting Aug. 11.

Last week Hawaiʻi officials launched restrictions to travel and outdoor activity as a way to combat the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, primarily on Oʻahu.

There were 152 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, raising the statewide total to 3,498. Sunday marked the seventh day in a row of triple-digit counts.

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Hawaiʻi Gov. David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the closure of beaches, parks, playgrounds, campgrounds and other outdoor spaces effective Aug. 8 through Sept. 5.

In addition, Ige reinstated the 14-day interisland travel quarantine (that had been previously lifted in June) starting Aug. 11 to stop further spread to the other islands.

Here’s what that means:

  • The 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement applies to travelers arriving to the counties of Kauaʻi, Maui and Kalawao on Mololaʻi. It begins upon arrival.
  • If you are traveling to Oʻahu, though, you will not have to quarantine.
  • If you are traveling between these counties—for example, from Kauaʻi to Maui—you will have to quarantine for 14 days on the island on which you disembark.
  • This requirement will continue through Aug. 31 unless it is terminated or extended by the government.

For more information, visit health.hawaii.gov/travel.


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