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Travelers arrested on Kauaʻi for fake COVID test results

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Local authorities arrested two people from California for submitting fake COVID-19 test results to avoid a mandatory traveler quarantine meant to curb the virus' spread in Hawaiʻi.

Kauaʻi police said Lazar Hayward Jr., 34, and Raven Randle, 33, uploaded falsified negative test results into the Safe Travels portal and arrived in Līhuʻe on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles last week.

After they were arrested, they were released pending investigation and caught a flight back to Los Angeles.

The woman declined to comment Friday, but the man couldn't immediately be reached.

Travelers entering Hawaiʻi must quarantine for 10 days unless they have been fully vaccinated in the United States or test negative for COVID-19 before departing for the islands.

Local authorities have been arresting people who violate travel rules, including a woman from Illinois investigators said uploaded a fake vaccination card that misspelled Moderna as “Maderna.”

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