Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Vaccinated Inter-County Travelers Allowed to Bypass COVID-19 Testing, Quarantine

May 8, 2021, 8:53 AM HST
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Inter-county travelers who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to bypass the pre-travel testing and/or quarantine requirement starting next week.

On Friday, May 7, Gov. David Ige signed the 20th proclamation on COVID-19 that allows for the new inter-county travel policy, set to start May 11.

The state’s Safe Travels platform went online Friday, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data.

The 20th proclamation addresses only the inter-county travel vaccine exception which continues for the duration of the previous 19th proclamation. The 19th proclamation — which includes the eviction moratorium prohibiting evictions for failure to pay rent, and the extension of expirations for driver’s licenses, state IDs and permits —continues through June 8, 2021.

The provisions will be re-evaluated to determine if they will be included in the next proclamation.

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