Big Island Coronavirus Updates

CDC Announces New Guidelines for Travelers Vaccinated Against COVID-19

April 2, 2021, 4:45 PM HST
* Updated April 2, 4:52 PM
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new guidelines for travelers vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to the CDC, fully-vaccinated individuals don’t need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it, nor do they need to self-quarantine.

The CDC continues to advise travelers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth, stay six feet from others and avoid crowds. Also, travelers should wash their hands often or use hand sanitizer.

Hawaiian Airlines say they are pleased with the CDC’s change in travel guidelines.

“We are hopeful the state of Hawai‘i will update the Safe Travels program to align with these recommendations,” airline officials say. “The CDC’s guidance underscores the effectiveness of vaccinations, as well as the comprehensive health and safety protocols adopted by the airline industry. While we must all continue to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and each other, it’s time to restore freedom of travel to allow families and friends to reconnect and generate crucial economic activity.”


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