People flying to Hawaii without proof of a negative Covid-19 test will have their quarantine time cut starting Thursday.
Gov. David Ige ordered that the mandatory quarantine be reduced from 14 days to 10 days.
“A 10-day self-quarantine period allows us to control the spread of Covid-19 in the community while balancing the need to address the mental and emotional health issues caused by isolation, to improve compliance, and to lessen the economic hardship for those unable to return to work,” Gov. Ige said in a statement Wednesday.
Travelers from the US mainland and a few foreign countries can avoid the quarantine if they obtain a negative coronavirus test from an approved health care provider within 72 hours before travel.