In response to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii implemented a 14-day quarantine for travelers which remains in effect until July 31, 2020.
June 16, 2020: As Hawaii flattened the curve, the state lifted the quarantine for interisland travel for residents and visitors who have completed the 14 day quarantine. The state implemented thermal screening and a stronger contact-tracing program. Travelers are required to complete a new interisland travel form, which must be provided prior to travel--anyone who has not submitted the form or has a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to fly. For the forms and more information visit:https://health.hawaii.gov/travel/
August 1, 2020: In the wake of growing concerns about the economic impact of reduced tourism, Governor Ige announced new travel protocols that will take effect on August 1, 2020. Travelers who are coming from out of state who receive a valid negative PRC diagnostic test within 72 hours of their trip to Hawaii will not be subject to the 14-day mandatory quarantine. Travelers who do not obtain the test will be subject to the quarantine. Read More
Short Term Rentals & Transient Accommodation Rentals (TVR's):
- TVRs are allowed to take reservations now
- TVRs may potentially rent to inter-island travelers, residents and guests not subject to the 14-day quarantine, such as out of state visitors who have completed their quarantine at a hotel/motel.
- Host Liability: TVR owners who rent to individuals subject to the 14-day quarantine may be subject enforcement, and, if convicted, could face up to one year of jail time and a fine of up to $5,000.
- Hotels and motels will continue to be allowed to house out of state visitors subject to the 14-day quarantine. This also includes certain condo-hotels and timeshares, which operate similarly to hotels and have the ability to effectively monitor quarantine requirements (i.e. front desk, housekeeping and other full-time staff, etc.). The State is compiling a list of hotels and hotel-like properties.
The State continues to ask that visitors to the islands be thoughtful and make an effort to keep our island community safe. Practicing social distancing and wearing facial coverings are a few of the ways you can help our island community. The information above is subject to change. For those planning a trip to the islands, the following resources may be helpful to you:
- Travel Information and Interisland Travel Forms: https://health.hawaii.gov/travel/
- Safe Travels: https://safetravels.hawaii.gov/
- Hawaii Department of Transportation: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/coronavirus/
- Maui County Covid-19 Updates: https://www.mauicounty.gov/2370/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Information
- Maui Now News Network: https://mauinow.com/category/coronavirus/
- State of Hawaii Covid-19 Website: https://hawaiicovid19.com/
Courtney M. Brown, R(S) & Team
Island Sotheby's International Realty