(CNN) — If you were planning on an early summer vacation in Hawaii this year, the state’s governor hopes you think twice.
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Any travelers who visit Hawaii are forced to self-quarantine for 14 days, which means that visitors must stay in their hotel rooms or residence for two weeks before the restrictions are lifted.
“These actions are extreme, but necessary, to flatten the curve and lay the groundwork for our recovery,” Ige said.
A number of visitors, including a newlywed couple on their honeymoon, have been arrested by police for ignoring the state’s emergency pandemic orders requiring them to self-quarantine for 14 days.
“We, like most of the United States, are still dealing with the challenges of this pandemic,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell told CNN. “But right now, we see traveling as bringing the virus, and we would prefer people not come until it’s safe to travel again.”
According to John Hopkins University, Hawaii has 637 coronavirus cases and 17 deaths. There are at least 1,419,863 cases of coronavirus in the US, and at least 85,964 people have died.
CNN’s Josh Campbell and Amanda Watts contributed to this report.