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Hawaii Is Open For Business After Scrapping COVID Restrictions

Hawaii set to lift its Safe Travel program.
hawaii covid restrictions

Hawaii Is Open For Business After Scrapping COVID Restrictions

Hawaii set to lift its Safe Travel program.
hawaii covid restrictions

Hawaii COVID restrictions will be lifted with no testing, vaccination and quarantine requirements for domestic travellers.

Looks like it’s now easier than ever for people in the US to head off to Hawaii for a little R & R.

From March 26th, domestic travellers entering Hawaii will no longer need to quarantine or show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result.

Previously they had adopted a Safe Travels program, but that’s all been removed after the state’s governor announced new rules.

“We’ve worked hard to protect our community. But the pandemic isn’t over. You don’t need an emergency proclamation to take precautions to keep yourself and your family healthy. If you feel sick – don’t go out. Don’t travel. If you have COVID symptoms, get tested,” Ige wrote.

The Safe Travels program was originally set to end after Hawaii hit a 70% vaccination rate, but the delta variant ended up postponing this. Now, the state has vaccinated 76.5% of its population and the entry protocols can be relaxed.

It comes after Maui dropped its vaccination and test requirements for indoor spaces, which will soon be followed by Honolulu on March 6th.

Although entry protocols have been scrapped, the statewide mask mandate will still remain in place.

While the news makes it easier for domestic travellers to get over, international visitors will still need to be vaccinated and show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day of their trip.

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