Hawaii’s governor, David Ige, claimed that the state is abandoning its stern COVID-19 entry provisions during the end of the month. He announced this on Tuesday.
States implemented strict requirements to help curb the high COVID-19 numbers that the state reported. Tourists will not need any documents as proof of vaccination or the five-day quarantine used on travelers who did not show any evidence of vaccination.
The number of travelers to Hawaii is expected to rise after it uplifts the requirements because winter will soon end. Tourists flock to Hawaii because of its beautiful beaches.
However, people will still follow the “indoor mask mandate,” which the state will not ban.
Hawaii opened its borders for domestic travelers in October 2020 under the “Hawaii safe travels program.” However, on February 8, Governor Ige announced that he would revise some restrictions.
“In making this decision, we considered declining COVID-19 case counts in Hawai’i, the continental U.S., and Europe,” he said.
“Hospitalizations have also dropped. In addition, we looked at Hawaii’s robust vaccination rates and the continued push by businesses and organizations to get their employees vaccinated and boosted for the safety of their families and the community.”
The COVID-19 entry restrictions helped lower the cases reported but confused the travelers because the state accepted specific medical results from certified providers.
Tourists who visited with unwarranted tests were forced to conduct a “last-minute test” put off or cancel their visit. However, some of the travelers choose the “five-day quarantine.”
Some states have eased the COVID restrictions, while others still uphold the strict restrictions because of the drop in the COVID cases reported. New Zealand is among the states that have lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers.
The one-week quarantine restriction was lifted on Monday. “International tourism has been quashed by the pandemic and once accounted for about 20 percent of New Zealand’s foreign income.” According to a financial report.
The number of travelers in the states that have eased the COVID restrictions will immensely rise.