Gov. David Ige announced yesterday that starting on Nov. 24, travelers must have their COVID-19 test results issued by a designated medical institution prior to departure for the State of Hawaii to bypass the 14-day mandatory quarantine. If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, the traveler must quarantine for 14 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter.
Prior to this announcement, travelers who have taken the test but have not yet received the results when arriving Hawaii were able to quarantine until they receive their test result. With this new law, travelers who receive the test results after entering Hawaii will still need to quarantine for 14-days even if the test results is negative.