In order to travel to Hawaii, travelers need to do one of two things. They either need to be fully vaccinated and have the vaccine card to prove it, or they need to take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of traveling to the state.

One father and son duo apparently decided not to do either option. In that case, Hawaii requires travelers to quarantine for 10 days. Instead of doing the mandatory quarantine, the father and son showed fake vaccine cards in order to visit the islands. They traveled to Hawaii from California, and they were caught and arrested at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.

According to a representative of the Attorney General’s office named Joe Logan, “In reality, you’re taking a big risk and a big chance of falsifying documents that, in most states, getting the vaccine and PCR test is free, or of a nominal fee, and so why you would try and attempt that or do it through a falsified document, really you have to ask why.”

Watch the video below for more about the arrest.

Unfortunately, it isn’t that hard to make a fake vaccine card, but hopefully it won’t always be that way. Remember, a fake vaccine card is a crime. Watch the video below for more details.


In Hawaii, if you are caught violating the state’s “Safe Travels” plan, you could face up to a year in jail as well as a $5000 fine.

If you are planning to travel to Hawaii, you can find out everything you need to know to comply with their Safe Travels plan here.

Why do you think the father and son used fake vaccine cards instead of just getting vaccinated or tested before traveling? Did you know that using a fake vaccine card was a crime?