The state of Hawaii reopened for travel on October 15. 16,000 trans-pacific passengers arrived in the first 48 hours… quite a bit more than when the 14-day quarantine was in place and Hawaii arrivals were hovering around 1,500 a day. The pent-up demand produced many more visitors than the government expected which created long lines at the airports.. like hours long lines. One reason was more people than expected, but another reason were many people had the wrong Covid tests, or didn’t know they had to get a test to get out of quarantine. Some of the longest lines were on the Big Island where they are requiring a second COVID-19 test on arrival.
Published on October 19, 2020 by Chris