Two weeks from now, vaccinated vacationers entering Hawaii will find it easy to vacation in the state.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the governor of Hawaii, David Ige, said Thursday (June 26, 2021) that the state had a plan in place to ease testing and quarantine requirements for travelers from the mainland that are fully vaccinated.

July 8, 2021 is the date that requirements will be eased, but those who are still unvaccinated still be required to have a negative COVID test before landing in Hawaii.

Vacationers that want to be excluded from the 10-day quarantine will have to upload their vaccination card to a state website and they will have to carry a hard copy on them at all times.

This is a big step for Hawaii who closed down to travelers in March of 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The state then enacted the Safe Travels program in October 2020, which had strict restrictions for travelers like taking COVID-19 diagnostic test through their own testing partners and those who came to Hawaii without a negative test had to quarantine for 10 days.

Hawaii will also begin to lift restaurant capacity restrictions on July 8th, and up capacity requirements to 75% but social distancing between tables will still be in place and patrons will have to wear a mask while indoors.

The Safe Travels program has been the main reason Hawaii is able to to safely reopen allowing travelers to again visit and restoring jobs to the state.

All pandemic restrictions will be lifted once the state of Hawaii reaches 70% of their citizens vaccinated.

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