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.”