Some travelers could skip quarantine on May 11

Corrections & Clarifications: Maui Mayor Mike Victorino’s last name was misspelled in a previous version of this article.

If you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are planning transpacific travel to Hawaii, it may be summer before you’re exempt from pre-travel COVID-19 testing to skip the state’s 10-day quarantine requirement. 

Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced the state would launch its program allowing fully vaccinated travelers to bypass its quarantine requirement for travel starting May 11. However, initially the exemption will only apply to travelers who were vaccinated in Hawaii and are traveling between islands.

The state of Hawaii has a mandatory 10-day quarantine requirement for those arriving on to an island and those traveling between islands.

Since October, travelers have been able to skip that quarantine if they could show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from one of their trusted testing partners taken no more than 72 hours before the final leg of departure and uploaded to the state’s Safe Travels website prior to departure.

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