Fresno Couple Arrested In Hawaii After Breaking COVID-19 Protocol

A young Fresno couple's trip to Hawaii was derailed when they were arrested for breaking COVID-19 quarantine travel rules, reports FOX26.

22-year-old Miriam Rosas and 34-year-old Abel Rosas were checking into their hotel on Tuesday, February 16, when it was found that that they had not provided evidence of a COVID-19 test or an exemption, according to the Hawaii General Attorney's Office.

Because the couple couldn't give the hotel proof of a negative COVID-19 test, FOX26 reports they were told they would have to go into a mandatory quarantine.

The couple reportedly refused to check-in after learning about the quarantine and left the hotel.

They then managed to check in to a different hotel after reportedly pretending they were residents of Hawaii.

Investigators were able to track the couple down and place them under arrest.

The two Fresno residents were in police custody in Hawaii as of Sunday, February 21, but no follow-up report has been released.

According to, there is currently a 10-day quarantine restriction for all in-bound travelers to the Hawaiian Islands.

Visitors are able to bypass the quarantine restrictions by taking a pre-travel test and bringing along proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken prior to their departure.

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