Hawaii to Allow Vaccinated Travelers with CommonPass App to Bypass Quarantine

By Kurt Stolz on 12 July 2021
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A United Airlines 747 being welcomed in Honolulu with a Jumbo Jet-sized lei on its final flight

Officials in Hawaii announced that the state will allow visitors from the mainland to bypass quarantine requirements who present their vaccination status using a Smart Health Card via the CommonPass App.

The program is not airline specific.

“CommonPass verification gives travelers assurance that their information is valid for travel to Hawaii and that they will not be put into quarantine,” said the state’s governor, David Ige.

To take advantage of the system and quarantine-free entry, a traveler must select the “CommonPass Exception” on the Hawaii Safe Travels portal. Already thousands of passengers on select Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines flights have been using the CommonPass technology since early April.

“CommonPass enables you to document your Covid-19 status to satisfy country entry requirements while protecting your health privacy,” the organization said in a statement on its website.

The technology is important because it gives “passengers, airlines and governments with a trusted system to digitally verify that a traveler meets entry requirements upon arrival,” said Paul Meyer, CEO of the Commons Project Foundation, which created the tool.

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