Hawaii has announced intentions to relax travel regulations, enabling domestic tourists to enter the state without having to go through quarantine, testing, or immunization requirements. Similar measures are also being announced in Italy, making it substantially simpler for visitors to enter the country.
Italy formally lifted its pre-arrival testing requirements on March 1, but unlike Hawaii, this approach is only in effect for those who have been vaccinated. If you’ve been vaccinated in the previous nine months or had the booster injection, you can now enter the nation without producing confirmation of a negative test, according to the National Tourist Board.
Unvaccinated tourists must additionally present documentation of a negative quick test conducted within 48 hours of their departure.
Before entering the nation, all visitors will be required to complete a Passenger Locator Form. Travelers who arrive without one of the needed documents will be quarantined for five days before being allowed to leave.
To receive a digital “super green pass,” which is required to stay in hotels, ride on a plane, board a train, dine at a restaurant, and more in Italy, evidence of vaccination or proof that someone has contracted COVID-19 and recovered is required. Indoors, masks are also necessary to be worn.
The news comes after the EU decided to allow non-essential travel return for individuals who have been vaccinated or recovered with COVID-19. According to the source, the EU council continues to recommend that nations require negative testing for entrance and “may implement extra measures such as quarantine or isolation.”