Governor ends travel quarantine, Safe Travels Hawai‘i

Posted on Mar 29, 2022 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
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The Safe Travels screeners were on the front lines.

In case you missed it, there’s good news in time for summer travel: As of March 26, passengers arriving in Hawaiʻi from domestic points of origin don’t have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming passengers also aren’t required to create a Safe Travels account or provide traveler information. International passengers will continue to follow the requirements put in place by the federal government. In addition, state and county employees and visitors to state facilities are no longer required to provide vaccination status or negative COVID test results.

“We started the Safe Travels program to protect the health, lives, and livelihoods of the people of Hawaiʻi, said Governor Ige. “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. Right now, we are seeing lower case counts, and hospitalizations are coming down.” Added Kauaʻi Mayor Derek Kawakami, “We thank our entire state who came together, made tremendous sacrifices, and overcame the greatest challenge our society has faced in recent history.”

Read more in the April Capitol Connection newsletter.

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