A couple from Florida were caught using fake vaccination cards to fly into Hawaii with their two young children.
Daniela and Enzo Dalmazzo flew to Honolulu on Aug. 11 and had fake cards for themselves and their two young children who were born in 2016 and 2017.
When they showed the airport screener their cards, the screener became suspicious due to the age of the children.
Children under 12 are currently ineligible for the vaccine in the United States, and the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office became involved.
The couple violated Hawaii’s Safe Travels rules when providing proof of vaccination to avoid quarantine when arriving.
Vaccination is not required to visit the state; negative tests from up to 72 hours before arrival are acceptable.
Using a fake vaccine card is a misdemeanor and can result in a $5,000 fine and/or up to a year in prison.
The couple was cited $8,000 and posted their bail.
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