Hawaii To End Travel Quarantine, Safe Travels Hawaii Program on March 25
Governor David Ige announced March 1 that travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaii program will end on March 25.
Passengers arriving from domestic flights starting March 26 at 12:01am will no longer have to show their COVID-19 vaccination proof or a pre-travel negative test results as a requirement.
Those who are arriving from international flights are still subject to follow federal government travel requirements.
“The program put in place safety protocols that included a multi-layered screening and testing approach that kept our communities safe during the COVID-19 surges that endangered the most vulnerable of our citizens,” said Ige in a release.
“Right now, we are seeing lower case counts, and hospitalizations are coming down.”
While many states have dropped the need to wear masks, Hawaii’s mask mandate will not be going away anytime soon. Ige stressed the important role of masks in keeping low COVID-19 cases in the state, especially during the surge.
“[Mask wearing] is also one of the reasons Hawaiʻi has the second lowest death rate in the country,” explained Ige.
“We are watching disease activity closely across the state, the country, and globally, and we will adjust accordingly to keep our entire community healthy – from keiki to kupuna.”