Gov. Ige Extends Eviction Moratorium, Details Vaccine Passport

Apr 12, 2021

Governor David Ige has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers.

Ige signed the proclamation Friday, extending the statewide moratorium on residential evictions until June 8. The moratorium began in April 2020 and was set to expire Tuesday.

Under the moratorium, landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants for failure to pay rent, maintenance fees, utility bills, taxes and other required fees.

In addition, the proclamation provided an extension for state IDs, driver's licenses and instructional permits that expired during the pandemic.

Ige also revealed plans to allow vaccinated travelers to bypass mandatory quarantine upon arriving in the state. People who are fully vaccinated would be able to avoid COVID-19 testing and quarantine by uploading valid vaccination documents to the Safe Travels Program or showing documents in person.

The provision must first receive approval from Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara, the director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Ige did not provide a timeline for when the vaccine passport provision will be made available.

More than 114.4 million people, or 34.5% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 68.2 million people, or 20.5% of the population, have completed their vaccination.

Find the full proclamation here.