Update: Proof of vaccination or recent test no longer required to access indoor spaces in Maui

Feb 25, 2022

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Editor’s note: This story was updated on Feb. 24 to reflect easing COVID-19 protocols.

Although Hawaii had been among the strictest places in the United States when it comes to fighting COVID-19, popular tourist destination Maui ditched its remaining requirement for proof of vaccination or testing to access indoor spaces as of last week.

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Effective Feb. 21, proof of vaccination or testing will no longer be required for indoor service at restaurants, bars and gyms, per Maui Mayor Michael Victorino.

“With the rapid decline of new COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations, we can safely eliminate the proof-of-vaccination requirement for bars, restaurants and gyms,” Victorino said in a statement on Feb. 18. “We successfully avoided overloading our health-care capacity, so many thanks to the community and especially the business operators who have struggled through this entire pandemic.”

It’s important to note that the indoor mask requirement will remain in place until Hawaii Gov. David Ige lifts it.

Earlier this month, Ige rolled back plans to require a booster shot for travelers to be considered fully vaccinated and therefore exempt from quarantine.

The Hyatt Regency Maui. (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)

Read more: Hawaii just dropped its booster requirement

Additional reporting by Caroline Tanner.

Featured photo of sunset on the beach at the Hyatt Regency Maui by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy.

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