Fully Vaccinated Hawaii Bound Domestic Travelers To Bypass Testing/Quarantine

Starting July 8, Hawaii will allow domestic visitors to bypass its pre-travel testing/quarantine requirement as long as they have been fully vaccinated in the United States.

Visitors must upload their CDC-issued vaccination record card to Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program website and have that card with them upon arrival in Hawaii.

As Hawaii anticipates reaching a 60% vaccination rate by July 8, Governor David Ige said that when the 70% vaccination is reached “all restrictions will end and we can return to the lives we remember.”

“Our residents have sacrificed and worked hard to get to this point, but we still have more to do. Please get vaccinated to protect yourselves and your loved ones,” said Ige.

When the state reaches a 70% vaccination rate, all restrictions will terminate and social gatherings will no longer be restricted while restaurants will continue to regulate normally by the Department of Health. The DOH may establish new, permanent rules to keep everyone protected in light of the pandemic.

The state’s county mayors expressed their support to reach the goal of 70% vaccination rate.

“The commitment of our residents to protect themselves and others will get us to 60%, a huge step ahead for Oahu’s economic recovery and the health of our communities. Our next goal is 70%, it’s achievable,” said Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi.

“We now have the tools we need to protect ourselves and others. Please continue to be responsible in wearing masks and keeping your distance while in crowded spaces and get vaccinated if you are able,” reminded Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami.

Maui Mayor Micahel Victorino said: “We hope this serves as an incentive to the unvaccinated to get the shot to protect themselves, their loved ones and the rest of our community.”

With working with the governor and his fellow mayors in setting a clear date for transitioning statewide COVID restrictions, Hawaii Mayor Mitch Roth said:

“By setting clear dates, we will be able to allow our overseas ohana to better plan their trips while allowing our businesses, families, and sports leagues to better prepare for the road to recovery that lies ahead.”

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