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Hawaii is updating its entry requirements for visitors – and shortening the quarantine period for unvaccinated tourists.
According to USA Today, as of Tuesday, visitors to the island state will no longer have to fill out a health form upon arrival and reduce the mandatory quarantine period for unvaccinated domestic travelers from 10 days down to five days.
4/4 This affects only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. (Direct international travelers fall under Federal CDC guidelines.) For more details, please visit: https://t.co/NqwOaoK7Fq.
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“We are adopting the CDC recommendations as one part of our effort to blunt the current very rapid spread of the Omicron variant.” state epidemiologist Sarah Kemble said in a statement reported by USA Today. “These guidelines are practical to implement, making it easier for people to do the right thing. We should all anticipate that guidance may continue to evolve in the coming weeks as we learn more.”
Visitors to Hawaii who have been fully vaccinated, or test negative for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine upon arrival.