Governor Ige issues emergency order requiring self-quarantine for interisland travelers

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 in Airports News, Harbors News, Main, News

Gov. David Ige signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The interisland quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1.

All who travel interisland will be required to fill out and sign an Interisland Declaration Form. It will include: Name; residential address; contact telephone number; and destination information. They must also indicate the purpose of their travel. The form can be completed prior to arriving at the airport.

People traveling interisland to perform essential functions are subject to self-quarantine while traveling, except when performing essential functions. Self-quarantine means travelers must remain in their hotel rooms, order food delivery, and not receive visitors. When they return to their island residence, they are not subject to quarantine, but are required to wear appropriate protective gear – primarily masks – and follow all social distancing requirements.

Those traveling for medical or health care are not subject to self-quarantine, as long as they wear appropriate protective gear and follow social distancing requirements.

Violations of this order could result in a misdemeanor with fines of up to $5,000 and/or up to one year in prison, or both.

Inquiries and requests regarding travel quarantine exemptions can be emailed to [email protected]