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Safe Travels platform opens for vaccine data

Gov. David Ige signed the 20th emergency proclamation for COVID-19 on Friday, officially allowing intercounty travelers to bypass quarantine and testing starting Tuesday if they’ve been fully vaccinated in the state of Hawaii.

On Friday, the state’s Safe Travels online platform also began allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data.

The state is launching the program with hopes of eventually expanding the exemption to vaccinated travelers from the Mainland and international destinations. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their shot and can travel with the exemption on the 15th day, state officials have said.

The 20th proclamation addresses only the intercounty travel vaccine exemption, the Governor’s Office said. The 19th proclamation, which includes the moratorium prohibiting evictions for failure to pay rent and the extension of expirations for driver’s licenses, state IDs and permits, continues through June 8.

The provisions will be reevaluated to determine if they will be included in the next proclamation, the Governor’s Office said.

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