In a recent travel update, Hawaii, as part of its Safe Travels program, removed the requirement for vaccinated travelers to receive a visit booster dose.

This was announced by the governor of the state of Ige on Tuesday. The official statement released by Ige said: “In making this decision, we considered reducing the number of COVID-19 cases in mainland Hawaii, the United States, and Europe.

The ongoing pressure from companies and organizations to vaccinate and empower their employees for the safety of their families and community.”

Just weeks ago, the governor said he would change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include a booster shot and introduced the Safe Travels program in October 2020. The program allows home-vaccinated travelers to skip quarantine entirely by providing evidence. previous negative test.

The island of Maui has also lowered that requirement and reversed course. To enter a restaurant or pub in Maui and Honolulu, travelers must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

The Hawaii Department of Health is working on criteria and conditions that will allow the state to end the Hawaii Safe Travels program. said the lieutenant. Government. Josh Green that Hawaii hopes to complete the program in the spring. He also said one thing they’ve learned about the coronavirus is that sometimes it carries curves.

The Safe Travels program was canceled after Hawaii reached 70% immunization coverage, but the Delta version then collapsed and the plan was scrapped.