• Alfred Harding

Vaccinated? No Negative COVID testing requirement starts July 8th, 2021 for Hawaii visitors

Governor Ige announced on Thursday June 24th, 2021 that fully vaccinated visitors from the mainland will no longer need to provide a negative COVID test result when traveling to Hawaii, for travel starting on or after July 8th, 2021.

Previously, the requirement was not to be relaxed until the Hawaii population reached a 60% fully vaccinated rate. The governor stated that the State would be close to this goal by July 8th, and that the new rule would go into effect, regardless.

If you are traveling on or after July 8th and are fully vaccinated, do the following:

1) Set up your safe travels account.

2) Upload you vaccination card and have the original with you to show at your departure gate, or when you land if flying on American Airlines or Delta Airlines.

3) 24-hours prior to flight, fill out the travel questionnaire on your safe travels account.

If you were vaccinated by an entity such as Walgreens or CVS, or in the State of California, you may save some steps by downloading the Clear App to your phone, and registering your Vaccination Card with the state. Click the link for additional information.

Requirements change quickly so always check the Safe Travels Hawaii website for the latest information. If the new program is not rolled out, you will need to provide a negative COVID test result and upload it to the safe travels website. Read this article for step by step instructions on how to do this.

Yesterday, the Star Advertiser asked the following question:

Should fully COVID-vaccinated travelers from the mainland be allowed to bypass Hawaii’s pretesting/quarantine if they prove immunization?

This is not a scientific poll — results reflect only the opinions of those voting.


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