Hawaii to End Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Travellers from US Mainland
Hawaii to End Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Travellers from the Mainland US
In addition to expanding its vaccine passport programme, the state will begin to ease travel restrictions starting from 8 July, in a major step toward reigniting the economy. Hawaii will allow fully vaccinated travellers from the US mainland to skip quarantine without getting a COVID test. “The case counts are coming down. People are getting vaccinated. And there are fewer and fewer people who are at risk of becoming infected,” Ige stated in a news conference.
Travellers are required to upload proof of their vaccination to the state’s Safe Travels website and bring a physical copy of their vaccination cards with them when they travel to the islands. Currently, 52% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated and 59% are partially vaccinated. Hawaii also introduced additional policies about reopening:
- All neighbour island travel restrictions will be lifted on June 15, in anticipation of the state reaching the goal of 55% of residents fully vaccinated.
- Once the state reaches 60% of residents vaccinated, it will expand the vaccine passport programme to incoming trans-Pacific travellers vaccinated anywhere in the US.
- When this figure reaches 70%, all travel restrictions will end. At that vaccination level, the governor said, restrictions on businesses and the mask mandate will also be dropped.
- To bolster vaccination efforts, the state has partnered with local companies to launch a vaccination incentive programme that includes a host of big prizes.
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