Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for domestic travelers will come to a close on Friday, March 25, 2022.
Beginning Saturday, March 26th, 2022, individuals arriving on Kauai from the continental United States will not be required to create a Safe Travels account, show their COVID-19 vaccination status, or take a pre-travel test when traveling to Kauai, reports the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Governor David Ige made the announcement at a news conference on March 1st. The order applies to all Hawaii islands.
International travelers are still subject to federal requirements to enter the United States.
Passengers arriving to Hawaii on direct international flights must still adhere to federal U.S. entry requirements, which include showing proof of an up-to-date vaccination document and negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result taken within one day of travel, reports HTA.
Kauai Mayor Repeals Rule on Gathering Limits
Additionally, on March 1st, Kauai Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami repealed the County’s last emergency rule for COVID-19. Previously, Emergency Rule 28 limited social gatherings and required events over gathering limits to ensure attendees were either fully vaccinated or showed proof of a negative COVID test. While the rule is no longer mandatory, large event organizers are highly encouraged to promote these best practices as part of their business operations, reports the County of Kauai.
March 8th, 2022 Update: Kauai Mask Mandate to End on March 25th
Hawaii Governor David Ige has announced Hawaii’s indoor statewide mask mandate will expire at the same time as the Safe Travels Program on March 25th at 11:59 PM.
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