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Boosted? No test, quarantine for Hawaii travel

As the world rushes to embrace booster vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants, destinations are scrambling to update entry requirements for travellers.


The State of Hawaii will soon be updating its travel protocols to include a booster shot, Hawaii Governor David Ige confirmed to Hawaiian news outlet KHON2.



“I don’t have a specific date to let you know at this point, but we do expect to be able to announce that in the next few days,” Ige said. 


What that means is that travellers who have received their booster shot will be able travel to Hawaii and bypass quarantine without showing proof of a negative test.


Those who have yet to be vaccinated or who haven’t received their booster will have to provide proof of a negative COVID test taken 72 hours before departure.


According to the State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program, currently, travellers entering the state who are up to date on their vaccination may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. However, the vaccination record document MUST BE UPLOADED to Safe Travels AND printed out prior to departure and the traveller MUST HAVE A HARD COPY IN HAND when arriving in Hawai?i. 


The State of Hawaii will also accept vaccine records that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners (AZOVA, CLEAR and CommonPass). Travelers who use one of the State’s partners to link their digitally validated vaccine records with Safe Travels may enjoy expedited processing at the airport (no secondary visual inspection of paper vaccine records).


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Published: 27 January 2022

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