Hawaii Announces Plans to Lift COVID-19 Travel Quarantine Rules

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Hawaii announced this week plans to lift their COVID-19 quarantine requirement for travelers this month.

Starting on March 26, those arriving to the islands will not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to avoid sequestering themselves for five days.

Currently Hawaii is the only U.S. state to implement the strict coronavirus quarantine program.

Initially, the quarantine period for travelers to the islands lasted 14 days when Hawaii first imposed it in March 2020. Hawaii later instituted testing mandates and vaccination exemptions.

Those traveling to Hawaii from outside the U.S. are still required to U.S. federal guidelines, which vary depending on American citizenship. International tourists do not need to quarantine but must still show proof of vaccination and a negative test.

The governor of Hawaii said the Hawaii’s indoor mask mandate will remain in effect until at least through March 25, and would be evaluating whether to lift it after that. Hawaii is the last state in the nation with a statewide mandate in effect. Hawaii has one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the nation.

 


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