A couple of weeks back I wrote about how Hawaii was giving some visitors a FREE flight home!
This might sound like a sweet deal but it isn’t exactly as good as it sounds. The Visit Aloha Society is offering free flights to those visitors who can’t afford to self-quarantine for the mandatory 14 days.
In my opinion, there’s little reason to visit Hawaii currently even if there’s bargain airfares to be had. During this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, there isn’t much open. You also can’t just hang out on the beaches.
It appears that tourists are still arriving in Hawaii but many are having a hard time following the rules.
Tourists are now being arrested for not following the mandatory 14-day self quarantine policy.
ABC7.com reports that, “tourists are going to beaches and grocery shopping instead of remaining indoors.” The article mentions that a newlywed couple from California was arrested for leaving their hotel room in Waikki even after the hotel staff kept warning them!
There’s been a slew of others arrested at places like, “a hotel pool, loading groceries into a vehicle outside a Costco and bringing take-out food back to a hotel room, according to the Associated Press.”
If you’re planning to visit Hawaii, keep in mind that you need to adhere to the 14 day quarantine policy or you will face arrest. Maybe it’s better to cancel or postpone your trip. What’s the point of going when there isn’t much to do once you get there!
Find out more from ABC7.com here.