Hawaii to Require COVID Booster Shots for Tourists

Caribbean News…
21 January 2022 1:57am

The governor of Hawaii has announced that travelers to the state will be required to show proof that they have received a booster shot in order to skip a mandatory quarantine stay.

ABCNews.com reported that Gov. David Ige announced recently that the state's Safe Travels program is revising what it means for tourists to be considered fully vaccinated.

Under the state's program, visitors to the state who don't want to be isolated for five days must be fully vaccinated, which means being able to show that they had received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The traveler would also be allowed to skip quarantine if they could show a negative COVID-19 test within one day of travel.

The new meaning of fully vaccinated, however, would include showing proof of having received a booster shot, the governor said.

Fully vaccinated travelers who haven't received a booster shot will have to quarantine in Hawaii for five days, according to the state's travel program.

The new modifications to the state's travel program won't be implemented for at least two weeks so visitors with plans to visit Hawaii can adjust their plans if needed.

Source: KOMO News

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