Governor Ige has called for a mandatory 14 day self quarantine for all arriving visitors and residents beginning March 26, 2020. This means your guests must remain inside their accommodations for 14 days before they are allowed venture out and about on Maui.
The Governors second supplemental emergency proclamation (https://bit.ly/39azZ8O) orders all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine beginning on March 26, 2020. The mandate -- the first such action in the nation -- applies to all arrivals at Hawaii state airports from the continental U.S. and international destinations and extends to other private and commercial aircrafts.
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"With the majority of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 cases linked to travel, it is critical that we further mitigate the spread of the virus by both residents and visitors who are coming from out-of-state. This plan was developed in collaboration with our county mayors and Hawaiʻi’s business, community and visitor industry leaders.
All visitors and residents arriving through Hawaiʻi’s airports will be required to complete a Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture form that will be distributed onboard their flight. They will retain the form when disembarking the aircraft. Upon arrival, they will go through a checkpoint and present the completed form with a valid identification. Checkpoint staff will validate the form and issue documentation that certifies they cleared the checkpoint. The form also includes information on the mandatory requirements for the 14-day quarantine along with penalties.
Failure to follow this order is a misdemeanor and punishable by a maximum fine of $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both. Enforcement will be handled by each of Hawaiʻi’s four counties."
The mandate will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
These actions are extreme, but they will help flatten the curve and lay the groundwork for a quicker recovery. They are asking that everyone to comply with these quarantine orders to help protect Hawaiʻi’s residents and visitors.