Hawaii relaxes some COVID travel restrictions but stays firm on others

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Hawaii Governor David Ige announced the reduction and removal of some coronavirus-related travel restrictions, effective March 25, 2022.

But Ige remained firm on indoor mask mandates throughout the islands, despite updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that indicate most Americans can stop wearing masks in most settings.

“The state Department of Health is reviewing the requirements and the changes in mask requirements and suggestions by the CDC,” Ige said. “We continue to monitor the COVID-19 cases as well as the hospital status and will be moving forward based on that information.”

The indoor mask mandate will remain in effect until at least March 25, Ige said.

While masking remains a requirement in Hawaii, for now, the state does plan to remove the Safe Travels Hawaii program, which requires incoming travelers to create an account and provide proof of vaccination or negative test result prior to departure.

Travelers will also no longer have to undergo screenings at Hawaii airports.

Both requirements are in effect until March 25.

Also after March 25, individuals will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination status or negative test result to enter a business on state property.

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