The Family Trip to Hawaii was full of precautions. Both parents were fully vaccinated and took Covid–19 tests. The result came out to be negative for the coronavirus because the state requires visitors who want to avoid a long quarantine.The couple’s young son developed symptoms of Covid-19 shortly after arriving in Hawaii from another state. The child, who showed underlying health conditions, was taken to a hospital and later died.
The health department did not provide the boy’s exact age. He was younger than 11. Brooks Baehr, a spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Health said that the Possible sources of exposure are still under investigation. Symptoms developed within hours after arrival in Hawaii, so it is unlikely the child was exposed here.
Hawaii has strict entry requirements for tourists aged 5 and older they can either self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or take a coronavirus test from an approved partner within 72 hours of departure. In this case, while the child’s parents tested negative, he did not undergo testing before traveling.
Hawaii reopened to tourism in October and has had a steady increase in visitors, even with its testing requirement. The state announced recently that it will start to ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers, beginning with residents who were vaccinated in Hawaii. They will be allowed to bypass testing rules when traveling between islands starting May 11.