Hawaii will finalize certain Covid-19 security measures for domestic travelers later this month
Hawaii will finalize certain Covid-19 security measures for domestic travelers later this month

Hawaii will finalize certain Covid-19 security measures for domestic travelers later this month

(CNN) – Hawaiis Safe travel the program, established to curb the spread of Covid-19 through security measures for travelers, ends March 25, the state governor announced.
Domestic passengers arriving in Hawaii after the end of the program do not have to keep up previous rulessuch as showing evidence of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to circumvent quarantine, according to Gov. David Ige.

“It is important to remember that we are only talking about domestic travel, this does not apply to international travelers who have different requirements set by the federal government,” Ige said on Tuesday. “It is also equally important to note that all Safe Travels requirements must be met by incoming domestic passengers by 25 March.”

International travelers 18 years of age and older who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. citizens, legal residents, or green card holders must be fully vaccinated to enter the United States. Children aged 17 and under are exempt.

All air passengers 2 years of age or older with a flight departing for the United States from another country must show a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test taken no more than one day before the trip or present documentation of having recovered from Covid-19 within the last 90 days before boarding their aircraft.

Hawaii is one of a number of states easing of Covid-19 restrictions as cases and hospitalizations decline after the Omicron rise over the 2021 holiday season.
Throughout the pandemic, Hawaii has maintained some of those strictest travel measures of any state and had relatively low Covid-19 numbers compared to other states.

Officials continue to review state requirements for indoor masking, Ige said.

“Masks will continue to be required for indoor workplaces and airports, even when Safe Travels and employees’ vaccination and test requirements disappear,” Ige said. “The pandemic is not over.”

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