Hawaii will from next month allow residents who’ve been fully inoculated against COVID-19 to bypass the state’s pre-travel tests and quarantine for inter-island flights.
Why it matters: Hawaii is the second U.S. state to launch a “vaccination verification” scheme after New York, AP notes. Many businesses view such “vaccine passports” as key to returning to normal, but some Republican governors have taken steps to block them.
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Of note: The American Civil Liberties Union has said if vaccine passports are