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Six visitors who violate quarantine rules are sent back

The Maui News

Six Maui visitors were being sent back to California on Wednesday after reports that they violated 14-day quarantine rules, a Maui airport official said.

The men and women were in a group traveling together, and Maui Visitors Bureau employees had documented their lodging when they arrived at Kahului Airport, said Maui Airports District Manager Marvin Moniz.

He said the visitors had been “a little bit disruptive” when they arrived and were told they had to fill out documents and abide by the 14-day quarantine.

Police had warned the group after responding to calls reporting they weren’t at their place of lodging, Moniz said. When the quarantine violations continued more than once, police tracked down the group, who faced being arrested if they didn’t leave the island, Moniz said.

He said the Visitors Bureau has been calling resorts and time shares to check on whether arriving visitors are complying with the COVID-19 quarantine orders put in place by Gov. David Ige and Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino.

“It’s good that the public know and word goes around that if you violate the quarantine, we’re out there, we’re watching,” Moniz said. “We want to be sure it’s safe. Everybody’s got to comply.

“Everybody’s got to do their part, so the faster we can return to some form of the way it used to be.”

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