With cases, hospitalizations and deaths going down, more and more places are decreasing, if not eliminating Covid restrictions. That’s not to say they can’t be reinstated – we never know when someone will get Covid and becomes the host of a new, highly contagious and deadly variant that sets the world on its ear again. But for now, at least, things are looking pretty OK for a lot of us.
Both Hawaii and New Orleans have been extraordinarily careful when it comes to the coronavirus. Hawaii’s Governor Ige has appeared to be genuinely concerned about the health and well-being of his constituents. And New Orleans, after centuries of winding up with all different kinds of epidemics over the centuries (yellow fever, cholera, bubonic plague, etc.), well, they just know better. So when you see headlines that both places are cutting down on their respective Covid restrictions, you know that things there are really doing OK.
Here’s the scoop…
Covid-related restrictions associated with the Safe Travels program for domestic tourists visiting the state of Hawai’i will be lifted on March 25.
Effective March 26, domestic visitors will no longer have to show proof of COVID vaccination or the results of pre-travel testing to enter the state. Visitors will also no longer need to go through a mandatory quarantine if they’re unable or unwilling to produce that proof. All pre- and post-arrival COVID screenings will end, including post-boarding screenings at airports with participating airlines.