Mayor Michael Victorino
Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino asked Governor David Ige to lift quarantine for 14 days on an inter-island trip starting June 15.
In a Facebook post on Saturday afternoon, the mayor said quarantine revocation would be part of the gradual reopening of businesses and operations towards economic recovery.
He noted that residents of Maui County had been restricted from inter-island travel for more than two months.
“This will give our community a normal feeling, especially for those who have family and friends in the Neighbor Islands,” he said. “Allowing them to travel is the beginning of economic recovery.”
The reopening of inter-island travel will also allow airports the opportunity to improve the policies and procedures and test equipment needed for screening passenger arrivals and departures, said Victorino.
“This will enable our airport to prepare for trans-Pacific travel in the future,” he said.
Ige issued mandatory 14-day independent quarantine on inter-island trips for all visitors and residents effective April 1. The governor indicated earlier this week that quarantine removal would come soon.
But at a press conference on Friday, Victorino said he was still considering final plans and potential restrictions and that the decision to erase inter-island quarantine was not expected for several weeks.
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