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COVID-19 - 14-Day Mandatory Quarantine for All HI Arrivals & Neighbor Island Travel

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Beginning March 26, all arriving passengers (residents and visitors) will be required to quarantine at home or in their visitor accommodation for 14 days or until the end of their stay, which ever is shorter.

Comprehensive Overview, With Questions and Answers:

https://www.gohawaii.com/special-alerts-information

Links to Other News Articles:

https://twitter.com/GovHawaii/status...64303066411008
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/...vals-to-isles/
https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/0...-spread-virus/

Data on where COVID-19 hotspots are in Hawaii: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronaviru...ion-in-hawaii/

List of Hotels that are currently closed:

https://www.gohawaii.com/special-alerts-information

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Old Yesterday, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
New mandatory travel declaration form: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/airports/fi...M-20200519.pdf

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Just curious, are we to assume that military personnel are exempt from the 14 day quarantine on arrival?
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Originally Posted by silvermine View Post
Just curious, are we to assume that military personnel are exempt from the 14 day quarantine on arrival?
Believe so - when you look at the daily counts, they include exempted military personnel: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.o...ss-release.pdf
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Originally Posted by slippahs View Post
Believe so - when you look at the daily counts, they include exempted military personnel: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.o...ss-release.pdf
Thank you slippahs, that info helps a great deal.
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
New mandatory travel declaration form: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/airports/fi...M-20200519.pdf
This looks like a school civics exercise that would get a B grade at best. Poorly formatted, in one language only, and doesn't replace both forms, therefore requiring airlines and passengers to deal with two pieces of paper rather than one, one of which will be collected by the flight attendants prior to landing, and the other which passengers must keep until after they disembark… What a disaster. It was a great opportunity to make the paperwork simpler while also adding data for quarantine tracking purposes.

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Originally Posted by ExpatExp View Post
This looks like a school civics exercise that would get a B grade at best. Poorly formatted, in one language only, and doesn't replace both forms, therefore requiring airlines and passengers to deal with two pieces of paper rather than one, one of which will be collected by the flight attendants prior to landing, and the other which passengers must keep until after they disembarkÖ What a disaster. It was a great opportunity to make the paperwork simpler while also addiing data for quarantine tracking purposes.
You make valid points, but a separate form makes sense for multiple reasons:

1. The authority responsible for tracking is different than HVB marketing. They want custody of original declarations.
2. Many locals donít fill out the HVB form. (Iím guilty of this over decades of travel.) I would pay more attention to a new form.
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Originally Posted by slippahs View Post
Wow - this is very different than the experience I am hearing of quarantining on Oahu, where there are roughly 300 returning residents every day, which would mean roughly 4,200 returning residents to keep track of subject to a 14-day quarantine at any given time. I understand some have gotten one or two calls during the 14-day quarantine. Imagine that HiDOT doesn't have the resources to make a daily call to all 4,200 folks to talk story about health.

I had read somewhere else that KPD may actually pay you a visit on Kauai to make sure you're abiding by quarantine. Guess when you have on average zero to one or two returning residents on average, you can be subjected to some pretty special treatment. Full visitor arrival details are posted here: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/
Flew here privately with 2 others we all are staying privately and in different locations. One guy has had the police come by three times, another twice, I've only bee visited once-- Day 8
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Originally Posted by tobikosan View Post
Flew here privately with 2 others we all are staying privately and in different locations. One guy has had the police come by three times, another twice, I've only bee visited once-- Day 8
Watching the news this morning it appears Kauai is the only island doing this. Iím a little surprised The other islands arenít doing more of this.

They mentioned hopefully rolling out full time electronic monitoring will happen soon, but didnít get very specific. I was multitasking when the news was on so maybe I missed some details.

On a bright note, today is day 7 of quarantine for my wife and kids. They are keeping sane and getting along well, but they are growing tired of staring at the ocean but canít go to it.😷
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Originally Posted by 747FC View Post
You make valid points, but a separate form makes sense for multiple reasons:

1. The authority responsible for tracking is different than HVB marketing. They want custody of original declarations.
2. Many locals don’t fill out the HVB form. (I’m guilty of this over decades of travel.) I would pay more attention to a new form.
Yes, I also agree those could be some potential issues. Fortunately, they seem to be easily resolved with a sensible approach, and the introduction of this new form represents (represented?) a good opportunity to make improvements. Technological, logistical, and privacy problems have already been addressed with the existing system, which uses one piece of paper to collect data for two different agencies.

Document custody would also seem to be easily managed and shared, especially when the information on the forms is already stored electronically. Perhaps some agencies would want to fight over the hard copies, but that's something which could be easily addressed further up the ladder. As for not filling out the form, the new required checks of each arriving passenger should already take care of that potential issue.

Considering that the future will, once again, bring a large number of domestic and international tourists to Hawaii, what would really seem to make sense is one form, professionally designed, with easy-to-follow directions for those who speak and don't speak English well, which would be handed to authorities by the passenger after exiting the aircraft.

Does this mean there are now three different paper forms (on a total of two different pieces of paper) required for arriving domestic passengers who have not submitted data on the Safe Travels website? That would be more than other developed island nations require for arriving international passengers

Originally Posted by COSPILOT View Post
Watching the news this morning it appears Kauai is the only island doing this. I’m a little surprised The other islands aren’t doing more of this.
Yes, it's interesting. Kauai seems to have taken a much stronger approach from the beginning…​​​
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The form shown a few posts up is the form my wife filled out on the airplane. At the HNL airport she also had to sign the form shown below , and they did a test phone call to confirm the # was valid.


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Originally Posted by COSPILOT View Post
Watching the news this morning it appears Kauai is the only island doing this. I’m a little surprised The other islands aren’t doing more of this.
It’s a lot easier to implement on Kauai, given that Kauai has the smallest geographic area and population of any county in the SOH.

Aside from the above considerations, Kauai’s mayor is the most decisive of any politician in Hawaii.
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