Hawaii is looking to welcome those who are fully vaccinated travelers to travel to and within Hawaii, quarantine-free.
The state is reportedly working on a potential vaccine passport, according to Hawaii News Now. The program could start as early as March 1 and would likely start with in-state essential workers who received the full dose of a vaccine, before moving to other members of the general public.
Fully vaccinated travelers would get an electronic code that would grant them access to travel throughout the state, Lt. Gov. Josh Green told the outlet this week, adding that the policy will move ahead as soon as the infrastructure in place.
"We're hopeful that [by] April 1 for all of our state individuals any citizen that has been vaccinated plus two weeks to fly inter-island," Green said, and the program could potentially be expanded to mainland travelers by May 1.
“This is the way we restore our economy very quickly,” Green added. “We would likely see a huge uptick in visitors by say the fall this way.”
Hawaii currently allows visitors to skip the state's mandatory quarantine if they arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a certified laboratory taken within 72 hours. Additionally, United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and American Airlines have introduced pre-flight testing programs for vacationing passengers. Travelers on select Delta and United flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu will also be able to register their negative test results through Clear's Health Pass app.