Hawaii requires detailed information and quarantine for all incoming travellers
Hawaii governor David Ige has ordered all travellers to the island US state arriving between March 26 and May 31 to self-quarantine for 14 days. Violating the order is a criminal offence and subject to a $5,000 fine and up to a year's imprisonment. In addition, the Department of Transportation requires all travellers into Hawaii and (from April 1) between the Hawaiian islands to complete and sign a form giving their name, address, phone number, destination, and purpose of their travel. Travellers are required to self-quarantine except when performing essential functions. DoT verifies this passenger information before travellers leave the airport and threatens to arrest anyone arriving without a charged working cellphone with coverage in the airport arrival area. Some of the more detailed requirements include installing an app visitors must use to check in daily to report their health condition; the app, the first of its kind in the US, requires access to GPS and other location data.
Writer: HIDoT; Hawaii Tourism Authority; Edward Hasbrouck
Publication: HIDoT; Hawaii Tourism Authority; Papers Please
Publication date: 2020-03-26; 2020-04-29