Effective on 7/8, Hawaii will ditch their onerous Safe Travels Hawaii testing program for people who upload their US issued CDC vaccination card before they travel. That’s when Hawaii project they will reach a 60% vaccination rate, but the new rules will apply even if they miss that projection.
Unfortunately kids 5 and older will still need to participate in the testing scheme, despite not being eligible for the vaccine.
Earlier this year I shared my Safe Travel Hawaii experience flying to Maui and Molokai. We got lucky going in February before the crowds returned, now it costs a fortune to rent a car there, if you can even find one available.
Hawaii has said that they will lift all restrictions when they hit a 70% vaccination rate, but that will be a tough hurdle to clear as vaccination rates have dwindled.
Will you visit Hawaii now that they will accept vaccination cards for entry?