Hawaii authorities announced that US travelers with a SMART health card You can avoid state quarantine requirements by digitally verifying your vaccination status through the CommonPass app.
O CommonPass App, developed by The Commons Project, collects all laboratory results, vaccination records and documents necessary for domestic travelers to visit various destinations in the United States, including Hawaii.
The SMART Health Card, created by the Vaccination Credential Initiative, provides digital vaccine records that can be securely shared with compliant services like CommonPass.
Currently, the State of California, the State of Louisiana, Sam’s Club and Walmart use SMART health cards to provide digital vaccination records for people who have been vaccinated. It is expected that other states, healthcare providers and pharmacies will begin using the system in the near future.
Hawaii-bound travelers who link their Smart Health Card vaccination records to the CommonPass app will be instantly verified by the state’s Safe Travels app, meaning they can bypass quarantine and move freely around the islands upon arrival.
“CommonPass provides passengers, airlines and governments with a reliable system to digitally verify that a traveler meets arrival entry requirements,” said Paul Meyer, CEO of The Commons Project Foundation, in a statement. “We are excited to partner with the State of Hawaii to offer CommonPass as a secure health check option for domestic travelers when they return for travel, making the process easier for all interested parties.”
In addition to CommonPass, Hawaii tourists can also check their vaccination status through the CLEAR Health Pass app or by uploading copies of their vaccination records to the Safe Travels app.
Tourism in the Hawaiian Islands has been steadily increasing since the start of the year, with air passenger arrivals reaching nearly 630,000 in May, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In comparison, only 9,116 people arrived by plane in May 2020.
The number of trips is expected to increase during the summer as more Americans are vaccinated.
According to Hawaii Governor David Ige, authorities will lift all COVID-related travel restrictions when the state’s vaccination rate reaches 70%, a milestone that will probably be reached in september.
As of July 12, nearly 60% of Hawaii’s residents were fully vaccinated.