US Department of Justice supports legal challenge to Hawaii traveler quarantine

  • Passengers arriving on an interisland flight on June 16 wait for their baggage at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — A quarantine imposed on travelers arriving to Hawaii discriminates against out-of-state residents, the U.S. Department of Justice said in support of a lawsuit challenging the mandate meant to protect the islands against the spread of the coronavirus.