Hawaii Plans to Exempt Vaccinated Travelers from Quarantine

By Anna Breuer on 14 April 2021
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Check-in counter at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

Hawaii’s governor announced plans to allow vaccinated travels to bypass the state’s quarantine requirements, although a timeline for the change has not yet been announced.

The change requires the approval of the state’s director of the Emergency Management Agency, Major Geneneral Kenneth S. Hara, the governor wrote in the state’s 19th Emergency Proclamation, issued Friday.

Once approved, travelers will be able to upload proof of vaccination, such as the CDC Carte Jeune, to the state’s Safe Travels system.

The state’s lieutenant governor, Josh Green, told the KHNL news program Hawaii News Now that the state hopes to launch a pilot program for inter-island travel by May 1 and eventually offer vaccine passports to transpacific travelers.

“We feel confident if you upload your card, and you have your card with you and your ID, that should be sufficient,” Green said.

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