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Safe Travels set to ease restrictions, program launches Thursday

HONOLULU — The state is finalizing preparations for the Thursday, July 8 launch of the State of Hawai‘i’s vaccination exception program for domestic, Hawai‘i-bound travelers vaccinated in the United States or U.S Territories.

The program allows these travelers to bypass the state’s quarantine requirement with proof of vaccination.

Travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or U.S. Territories may participate in the exception program starting 15 days after their second dose of the Pfizer or Modern vaccine, or 15 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The program works by uploading one of three vaccination documents to their Safe Travels Hawai‘i account, prior to boarding flight.

One of the following documents must be uploaded:

• A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

• VAMS (Vaccination Administration Management System) printout

• DOD DD Form 2766C

The Safe Travels digital platform is now allowing vaccine document uploads for trips arriving in Hawai‘i on July 8 and beyond.

Sign the online legal attestations, confirming the uploaded documentation is true and accurate and bring a hard copy of vaccination documentation to show screeners at the gate prior to boarding and/or upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Screeners will review/verify the vaccination documents, match photo IDs, name and DOB as well as confirm that the attestations are signed.

Children under 5 years old are not required to test and will not be quarantined if traveling with an adult who has a pre-travel test exception or a vaccination exception. Children 5 years and older who have not been vaccinated must participate in the Pre-Travel Testing Program and test with a Trusted Testing Partner to bypass the mandatory 10-day quarantine.

This program does not cover international travelers.
Source: The Garden Island

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