Maui seeking to pilot “vaccine passport” program + add mandatory post arrival test



Maui County, which is comprised of Maui, Lanai and Molokai, is seeking to take part in a pilot “vaccine passport” program that would allow travelers to bypass pre-testing and quarantine with proof of full vaccination with a minimum of two weeks since receiving the final vaccine dose. This pilot program is proposed to begin  with inter-island travel as soon as April 15. Eventually the vaccine passport program could be opened up for trans-Pacific travelers, but no timeline has been given on that yet.

Travelers who do not have a vaccine passport will still be able to bypass quarantine by participating in the existing  Hawaii’s Safe Travels program. Non-vaccinated travelers can bypass quarantine, by taking an approved pre-travel test and receive a negative result.

Masks will still be required for all travelers whether pre-tested or vaccinated.

The vaccine passport proposal will require approval from Hawaii’s governor, Ige. For more information on this news, see this article.

In other Maui County travel news, Maui’s mayor is seeking approval to institute a mandatory rapid test for arriving passengers. If approved, it could launch in the second or third week of April per Maui News.

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