Authorities Arrest New York Traveller after Violating Hawaii’s Traveler Quarantine
Police officers in Hawaii arrested a tourist from New York after he posted beach pictures on Instagram when he was supposed to be self-quarantining.
The 23-year-old man was accused of violating Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule.
The tourist arrived in O’ahu Monday and immediately posted several pictures of him on the beach on Instagram. According to the authorities, he allegedly used public transportation to get to the many places he was pictured.
Hawaii residents reached the police after they saw posts of the tourist on the beach with a surfboard, sunbathing, and walking around Waikiki at night.
Hawaii had recorded 638 coronavirus cases and 17 deaths. The state required travelers to the islands to self-quarantine for 14 days, without leaving their hotel room or residence, in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.
The state extended the mandatory quarantine through the end of June. Several visitors, including a newlywed couple on their honeymoon, had been arrested for ignoring the state’s quarantine orders.