During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaii has had some of the most stringent rules for domestic travel, making testing and quarantine mandatory for many. But on Friday, June 4, 2021, Governor David Ige announced his plan to relax many of the COVID-19 travel restrictions. It all depends on vaccination rates and variants.
When the state reaches a 60 percent full vaccination rate, domestic travelers from the rest of the US who are fully vaccinated will be able to bypass the testing and quarantine requirements. Currently, all travelers must take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival according to the state’s Safe Travels program. When the state achieves a 70 percent vaccination rate, the Safe Travels program will disappear entirely and all travel restrictions to Hawaii will be lifted.