Kauai News

TVRs, Homestays Still Not Allowed for Quarantine Purposes for Transpacific Travelers

Posted July 8, 2020, 10:36 AM HST

Kaua‘i officials remind the public that transient vacation rentals (TVRs) and homestays cannot be used by transpacific travelers for quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While there is no longer a quarantine in place for inter-island travel, a mandatory 14-day quarantine remains in place for all transpacific travelers – visitors and residents alike,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami. “We are reminding all incoming transpacific travelers that TVRs and homestays are prohibited for your first 14 days here in the state. This includes new or intended Kaua‘i residents.”

Those who are not subject to the mandatory quarantine, such as inter-island travelers, are welcome to stay in a TVR or homestay.

Pursuant to Gov. David Ige’s 9th Supplementary Proclamation, all transpacific travelers are required to quarantine at either a designated residence or a designated hotel or motel. No incoming out-of-state traveler can quarantine at a TVR or homestay unit, unless it is the unit owner. Additionally, those subject to the mandatory quarantine are prohibited from renting a vehicle.

Anyone who violates the Governor’s proclamation faces a $5,000 fine or imprisonment of up to one year.