Hawaii may start taking photographs of all incoming visitors, as the state continues to deal with people ignoring its mandatory 14-day quarantine rule.
“If we know someone has broken quarantine, we (currently) don’t have a photo that we can distribute and have people help us identify who they are," said Gov. David Ige on Monday, speaking in a Facebook forum with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper.
The state has strictly enforced its quarantine for visitors, even arresting a California couple on their honeymoon who repeatedly ignored warnings to stay in their hotel room last week.
Repeat violators have been fined and even forced to leave the state, with a local tourist advocacy group sometimes paying the cost of their departure flight.
“Certainly having photos would be helpful,” Ige said. “We’re looking at a number of things that would help us improve the enforcement of the quarantine.”
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