Vaccines could lead to lifting of travel restrictions

  • Passengers arrive Tuesday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Todyay)

  • Arriving passengers wait to have their Safe Travel QR code checked Friday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Passengers wait for the results of their rapid test Friday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Arriving passengers wait to have their Safe Travel documents checked at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — The state might loosen interisland travel restrictions as early as next month, with similar adjustments under consideration for trans-­Pacific travel, if vaccine distribution supports the plan.