HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill that would standardize the state’s pandemic travel restrictions across the islands.
The proposal is a departure from the current system that allows individual counties to opt out of the state’s pre-flight testing program or add their own additional measures.
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Members of the House Finance Committee heard testimony on the bill Thursday.
Counties have the option to not participate in the state’s “Safe Travels” program, which requires a negative COVID-19 test before departure for Hawaii to avoid a mandatory quarantine.
They can make people quarantine for 10 days or implement additional screening requirements such as secondary testing or modified quarantines.