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A few hiccups on day 1 of coronavirus vaccination card uploads to Hawaii Safe Travels

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Friday, May 7, was the first day that Hawaii residents were able to upload their vaccination cards to the Safe Travels website.

The State admitted that there were some hiccups.

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Uploading the vaccination card will allow Hawaii residents to travel inter-island without getting tested starting on Tuesday, May 11. Officials say there were many who could not get it done.

“Maybe because it’s a surge, people all want to get on now. So be patient, if it doesn’t

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Waikiki hotel benefits from unexpected attraction in Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The newly-born Hawaiian Monk Seal turned a week old on Monday.

The mom and pup are attracting people to Kaimana Beach, and a neighboring business is benefiting thanks in part to its prime view.

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The pup is visibly larger with an energy of a toddler.

It is a sight that does not get old.

The Kaimana Beach Hotel and its restaurant Hau Tree came off a busy weekend with people wanting to have an unobstructed view of the seals.

Gail Cates said the Hau Tree is one of

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Special agents comb more than 3,000 O’ahu hotel for quarantine violators – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

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Hawaii May Require Vaccine Passports For All Travelers Starting This Summer

Traveling between the Hawaiian islands is about to get easier — at least for Hawaiian residents who were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hawaii.

Starting May 11, as long as at least 14 days have passed since their second COVID-19 vaccination, state residents who were vaccinated in Hawaii will be able to bypass the state’s 10-day travel quarantine without going through the Safe Travels Hawaii pre-testing program or post-arrival county testing, Governor David Ige explained in a press conference. This exemption will make it easier for people to conduct business and see family members.

“This phased approach will allow us to

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Young boy dies with COVID-19 after family travels to Hawaii

HONOLULU – A child who traveled to Hawaii with his vaccinated parents has died after contracting COVID-19.

The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday that the boy is under 11 and had known underlying conditions.

“While we mourn all victims of COVID-19, today’s announcement of the death of a child from this virus is especially heartbreaking,” Gov. David Ige said in a statement. “Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of this child.”

It was the first coronavirus-related death of a child in that age range in Hawaii.

There have been 479 reported deaths

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What to know if you’re traveling to Hawaii during COVID-19

In January when I saw $220 airfares from Las Vegas to Maui, I jumped on it. With two college students in southern Utah, it’s not too inconvenient to drive down from Salt Lake City, pick them up and fly out of the McCarran airport. But with the threat of COVID-19 still in the air, I would need to check protocols for travel to the Hawaiian islands.

I never hesitate to book when I see cheap airfares because federal regulations require all airlines to give potential passengers 24 hours to cancel penalty-free as long as the flight is at least seven

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