Hawaii is one state that seems to have gotten some control over the coronavirus.
Why? It probably has something to do with the fact that they are isolated and basically all to themselves way over there in the west.
While this can be a good thing, COVID also has the potential to run rampant throughout the islands that make up the 50th state.
A stay-at-home order has been in place for Hawaii, and travel between the islands has been VERY limited due to travel restrictions that are in place.
Keep in mind, there are family members that might live on different Hawaiian islands, and they haven’t been able to see each other since these inter-island restrictions have been enforced.
As a new, deadly wave of coronavirus infections sweeps across the U.S., Hawaii is one of the only states in the country experiencing a relative reprieve.Time
And, they would like to keep it that way.
Now, officials are thinking about implementing a sort of vaccine passport for travel between the islands.
A fully vaccinated person would carry this passport with them when traveling between the islands, and it would allow them to travel “without current testing restrictions.”
It looks like they are working to make this “passport” into an app that people could carry on their phones.
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green said the state hopes to work with a local company to create an app that would verify that a traveler has been vaccinated.KUTV
For now, a fully vaccinated person only needs to present their vaccination card to be allowed to travel without all the travel restrictions that are in place for non-vaccinated individuals.
You might be thinking, “But, won’t some people just obtain fake vaccination documents?”
It’s gonna be very rare that someone goes to that length and put themselves kind of in jeopardy to just have a vacation.Lt. Gov. Josh Green
It is important to note that if a person shows fake documentation to travel between islands they might get slapped with a $5,000 fine, a year in jail, or they may just receive both.
I’d say it’s not worth it to fake those documents!!