Hawaii Slated to Roll Out Vaccine Passport Program for Travelers

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Hawaii is one of the states working to roll out a vaccine passport program for travelers, which may come to fruition as early as May, according to reports.

While several red state governors have expressed opposition to a vaccine passport program, Hawaii is angling to roll out one by this summer, allowing certain travelers to avoid a mandatory quarantine period.

Hawaii currently requires travelers arriving without a confirmed negative coronavirus test within 72-hours of departure to quarantine for ten days, per the Safe Travels Program.

“All travelers must have a negative test result BEFORE beginning the final leg of their trip. Anyone without a negative test result PRIOR to departure must quarantine upon arrival,” the state explains in a section detailing its travel restrictions.

“The negative test result must be uploaded onto Safe Travels prior to departure or printed out prior to departure and hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawai‘i,” it adds.

However, vaccinated travelers will be able to skip these restrictions with the rollout of the vaccine passport program. Gov. David Ige (D) previewed the program in a proclamation signed last week, listed under Self Quarantine Exceptions.

It reads in part:

Upon the establishment of an exception by the Director of HIEMA, persons who, prior to departure to the State, upload into the State’s Safe Travels program or otherwise provide validation that they have completed a vaccine regimen approved by
DOH. This third exception is not available as of the date of this Proclamation, requires action by the Director of HIEMA and details will be posted at https://hawaiicovid19.com/. Persons under the age of five accompanied by a traveler who meets existing test exceptions are not required to obtain a test prior to arrival.

According to Forbes, the vaccine passport program could begin as early as May as the state irons out the details with several apps, including Clear, CommonPass, and FirstVitals.

The hope is “to streamline integrating a pre-flight vaccination verification process into the state’s Safe Travels program for travelers arriving by plane to the 50th state,” the outlet reported.

A handful of Republican governors have expressed opposition to vaccine passport programs, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has taken the most affirmative action against the rollout of vaccine passport programs, signing an executive order prohibiting the use of vaccine passports:

Today I issued an executive order prohibiting the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports. The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.

— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 2, 2021

“Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life — such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater— would create two cases of citizens based on vaccination,” the executive order reads, emphasizing the importance of protecting the “fundamental rights and privacies of Floridians and the free flow of commerce within the state.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...-roll-out-vaccine-passport-program-travelers/
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Even though Alaska has a republican govner who's conservative, I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up with something like this in Alaska. Travelers go into quarantine when they arrive and have to get 1-2 tests before and/or during their travels. This has surely killed our tourist season for 2021 which is very important to the state economically speaking.

Alaska was the first state to make the vaccine available to anybody and everybody, so I don't really understand why they're still quarantining and testing travelers...

Hawaii's actions with regards to the passport will likely kill their tourism for 2021 as well.
 

athenasius

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Well I predict this won't have a long shelf life as Hawaii is dependant on tourism. But you never know. Leftist economics are pretty insane.

Meanwhile the CDC is trying to kill the cruising industry. They keep changing the rules then saying they didn't while the industry needs some lead time to get back to business. Alaska cruising which drives a lot of the tourism there and to the Yukon next door (a lot of people cruise up or down and tack a land tour on top) is dead in the water if you'll pardon the pun.

Florida is busy with a lawsuit against the CDC I think I heard but I'm not 100% certain. George follows some cruising YouTubers and I over hear stuff.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Well I predict this won't have a long shelf life as Hawaii is dependant on tourism. But you never know. Leftist economics are pretty insane.

Meanwhile the CDC is trying to kill the cruising industry. They keep changing the rules then saying they didn't while the industry needs some lead time to get back to business. Alaska cruising which drives a lot of the tourism there and to the Yukon next door (a lot of people cruise up or down and tack a land tour on top) is dead in the water if you'll pardon the pun.

Florida is busy with a lawsuit against the CDC I think I heard but I'm not 100% certain. George follows some cruising YouTubers and I over hear stuff.
Lefty's are either flunky uni students who think 1+1 equals window or out n out thugs, they're not smart enough to realise what economic repercussions this could have on their economy.
 

Channah

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I'm here. Tourism is out of control. Car rental prices are crazy, hotel rooms are full, tourists on every corner of the island. On my flight from Newark the flight was full of tourists. I don't mind the vaccine passport as it allows me to bypass quarantine and no more expensive COVID tests. What I don't like is not being given a choice.

The tourists are buying out all the Macadamia nut chocolates from Sam's Club and Costco. I grabbed a six pack from Sam's when I saw it yesterday cause it will be gone. All our rental bicycles are depleted from the bicycle stands, even MOPEDS. The problem is restaurants don't have enough workers so there's a long line for restaurants.
 

Channah

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He may have come from Africa, but Hawaii was definitely complicit.
Now that's not fair. He's not really liked by people in Hawaii. When the government tried to rename a popular surfing spot after him, the uproar was crazy. We don't have a monument for him, his home is not highlighted, and people generally don't like him. Most scoff when you mention him. Plus he's angering so many people with that huge mansion he's building. Every time something is proposed for him, there's so much backlash that the government retreats. Trust me, he's not as popular here at all as many may think. There's no pride of him being from Hawaii from what I've seen.
 

Reason & Hope

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Now that's not fair. He's not really liked by people in Hawaii. When the government tried to rename a popular surfing spot after him, the uproar was crazy. We don't have a monument for him, his home is not highlighted, and people generally don't like him. Most scoff when you mention him. Plus he's angering so many people with that huge mansion he's building. Every time something is proposed for him, there's so much backlash that the government retreats. Trust me, he's not as popular here at all as many may think. There's no pride of him being from Hawaii from what I've seen.
That's interesting. Hawaii is a pretty blue state. I would have thought Obama was popular there.
 

madcat

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Even though Alaska has a republican govner who's conservative, I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up with something like this in Alaska. Travelers go into quarantine when they arrive and have to get 1-2 tests before and/or during their travels. This has surely killed our tourist season for 2021 which is very important to the state economically speaking.

Alaska was the first state to make the vaccine available to anybody and everybody, so I don't really understand why they're still quarantining and testing travelers...

Hawaii's actions with regards to the passport will likely kill their tourism for 2021 as well.
So now that the PCR and RAPID tests have been taken off the market, looks to me like the “only option” for these states is just a complete “VAX PASSPORT”??????? How convenient —————-
 

ChildofLight

Well-Known Member
My first thought is a huge catastrophe may befall the island throwing them into chaos showing “they” are not the ones in charge of this world.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
So now that the PCR and RAPID tests have been taken off the market, looks to me like the “only option” for these states is just a complete “VAX PASSPORT”??????? How convenient —————-
Were they actually taken off the market, or are they just temporarily unavailable in some places because so many tests being used in Tokyo?
 
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