May 20: Over a thousand people arrived in Hawaii


HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that 1,099 people arrived in the State of Hawaii on May 20.

Most of those coming into the state on Wednesday were returning residents, with the number at 361. 290 were visitors, and the remaining 448 were crew members, military, transit, those who are relocating to the state, and those exempt from the quarantine order.

HTA says that those who are exempt from the order received prior approval from the state. There were 27 on Wednesday.

During May 2019, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors.

The quarantine order was later expanded on April 1 to include interisland travelers.

This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday and does not include interisland travel. The data was collected from the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s (DOT) new Mandatory Travel Declaration Form.

(Courtesy of HTA)
  • Crew = flight crew members
  • Exempt = people who are exempt from the 14-day quarantine after receiving prior approval from the state
  • Military = military exempt personnel
  • Relocate to Hawaii = people who are moving to Hawaii
  • Returning Resident = people who indicate on the DOT’s form that they’re returning residents
  • Transit = people who are in transit to another location through Hawaii and aren’t leaving the airport
  • Visitor = people who are not in the above categories

HTA also reported what incoming passengers indicated when asked about the purpose of their visit. Officials said that passengers were able to indicate more than one reason.

Most of those incoming to the state landed in Oahu. It was reported that most said that they were coming to visit their friends and family. Others came to Hawaii for business purposes.

Eight had left this portion of the form blank.

The table below shows what Oahu-bound passengers indicated as the purpose of their trip. This data was collected from the DOT’s new Mandatory Travel Declaration Form.

(Courtesy of HTA)

The DOT’s new Mandatory Travel Declaration Form does not include a question about the type of accommodation.


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