Hawaii’s Coronavirus Prevention Measure

Aug 25, 2020 | General Information

Honolulu airport is one of 20 airports in the nation where the US government has instituted passenger screening for the Corona virus. Keep in mind however that this screening procedure was set up in 2005, and not specifically in response to this virus. No cases of coronavirus have been reported in the islands. Hawaii does not receive any flights directly from Wuhan and last year, Hawaii only saw about 85,000 visitors from China which was less than one percent of total visitors.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport has had a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quarantine station for years. During this time airport personnel have continued to screen passengers who may be displaying infectious disease symptoms. No new screening procedures have been implemented at Honolulu airport.

Hawaii’s health officials have urged healthcare providers around the state to take extra precautions with any patients who have traveled from Wuhan, China. State officials also urge anyone following news on the coronavirus to pay close attention to the news source. The most reliable source is the CDC.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state Department of Health and the CDC are collaboratively monitoring coronavirus information from other parts of the world, especially the Asia-Pacific Region.