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Update on Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program Surveillance Testing Data

by Thunda

At the news conference, Lt. Governor Josh Green also gave an update on the Safe Travels Hawai‘i program which launched on Oct. 15, 2020. To date:

  • 273,020 passengers have been screened (including inter-island, Japan, and trans-pacific travelers).
  • 243,140 exemptions from quarantine given (negative test from a trusted travel partner, or state exemption).
  • 7,217 passengers in quarantine (non-trusted travel partner or incorrect type of test).
  • 186,969 arriving visitors.
  • 86,051 arriving residents.

Lt. Governor Green also pointed out that a month into the surveillance testing program, which started on Oct. 19, there were 27 positive cases out of 17,720 post-travel tests administered. Lt. Governor Green said, “Right now we are not seeing COVID-19 spread due to travelers, but we are continuing to monitor the situation, especially as we see cases rise on the mainland. This is why I am supportive of our teams move to require test results before people depart for Hawai‘i. This will help mitigate any issues with travelers having pending test results and arriving positive.”

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