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County Issues Guidance for Reinstated Interisland Travel Quarantine

Maui County residents are reminded that the Governor has reinstituted the mandatory 14-day quarantine for any travel other than arrival on Oahu.

The quarantine includes travel from Maui to Hawaii Island or Kauai, as well as travel to and from Molokai and Lanai.

If you are traveling to Honolulu, then you would not have to quarantine for 14 days while on Oahu. However, you would have to quarantine when you return home to Maui County.

“With Oahu’s 200 new cases reported today and 1,618 active cases statewide, reinstituting the interisland quarantine was necessary to protect our community and healthcare system,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “I also want to let our residents know that we are discouraging any non-essential travel, but we understand if you need to travel for work or medical care.”

In partnership with the other counties, the County of Maui has set up an email to field exemption requests for travel to and within Maui County. Travelers can email their exemption request to [email protected]

If you live in Maui County and need to travel to another Neighbor Island, please visit its County’s website for exemption information.

Maui Police Department will be enforcing the mandatory 14-day quarantine order for transpacific and interisland travelers.

To report a suspected violation of the 14-day quarantine, email [email protected] You may also call MPD’s non-emergency phone number as a backup at 244-6400.

Other updates for Maui County:

  • The County of Maui is NOT shutting down businesses that are currently open.
  • Beaches and parks will remain OPEN.
  • The public is required to wear face coverings when they leave their home.
  • Any social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
  • Businesses and places of worship have their own capacity limits under State and County rules, and are not subject to the 10 people or less rule.

All businesses and places of worship must continue to comply with health and safety rules. The County of Maui’s rules are available at www.MauiCounty.gov.

“Our major focus for the 10-person limitation continues to be for unsupervised social gatherings such as parties, funerals and celebrations,” Mayor Victorino said. “These gatherings have shown to dramatically increase the rate of spread of COVID-19, as evidenced on Oahu.”

The Office of the Mayor Call Center has extended its hours starting Sunday, Aug. 9, to help answer questions for Maui County. The phone number is (808) 270-7855.

Call Center Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information on COVID-19 in Maui County, visit www.MauiCounty.gov.

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