Tourists Being Arrested On Hawaii For Violating Quarantine Policy

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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.

5 thoughts on “Tourists Being Arrested On Hawaii For Violating Quarantine Policy

  1. The U.S. Constitution, states that “The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several states.”

    May be the US State Department should issues the same travel warning it has for North Korea for Hawaii.

    1. That sentence doesn’t mean what you think it means.

      It’s why a Las Vegas gambling debt is enforceable in a state that prohibits gambling or a custody ruling in one state will be honored in another.

      (There are some very narrow exceptions to both; this isn’t law school).

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