Hawaii arrests two visitors for alleged fake vaccine cards

Hawaii arrests two visitors for alleged fake vaccine cards

HONOLULU — Two visitors from the U.S. mainland were arrested for allegedly using fake vaccine cards to travel to Hawaii.

Officials with the Hawaii attorney general’s office arrested the visitors at Honolulu’s international airport, a spokesman for the agency said in a statement.

Investigators said the two violated state rules requiring travellers to produce either a negative coronavirus test or proof of vaccination to avoid quarantine upon entering the state.

Violating the state’s COVID-19 mandates, including falsifying a vaccination card, is a misdemeanor that can result in a fine of up to US$5,000, up to a year in prison or both.

The agency said this is the first time it has arrested someone for allegedly falsifying a vaccination card.