Hawaii Visitors Will Need Booster to Be ‘Fully Vaccinated’

If visitors to Hawaii want to avoid quarantine, they soon will have to have a COVID booster to be considered fully vaccinated.

The state’s current “Safe Travels” rules require only that incoming travelers who want to avoid quarantining for five days must meet the same fully vaccinated rules of the federal government — two doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or one of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — or produce a negative COVID-19 test within one day of travel, ABC News reported.

But Gov. David Ige, a Democrat,  said last week that Hawaii’s definition of fully vaccinated will be changing to include booster shots. The rule will be put on hold for at least two weeks, however, Ige added, so that people with plans to visit the popular vacation destination will have time to adjust.

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