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The culture of our Hawaiian Islands is steeped in the values of kuleana (responsibility) and aloha. Now that travelers can once again enjoy our islands, we are asking you to join in our efforts to help keep Hawaii safe.

Despite the CDC’s announcement on April 2, Hawaii continues with the state’s Safe Travels program, even for fully vaccinated passengers. 

Beginning July 8, 2021, individuals fully vaccinated in the United States or its Territories may enter Hawaii on domestic flights without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. All other travelers must have their negative test results from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner prior to departing as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. 

As of June 15, all passengers who are not in quarantine are free to travel between islands without restriction.  

For more information visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel and register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system. Only test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners will be accepted. Review new vaccination exception requirements at hawaiicovid19.com/faqs. All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health questionnaire online before they can leave the airport.
See full details below on steps and resources to efficiently plan your trip to the Hawaiian Islands.

INFORMATION FOR TRANS-PACIFIC TRAVELERS, INCLUDING U.S. AND CANADA
Effective January 26, 2021, this CDC Order went into effect. For international travelers coming to the State of Hawaii, only tests from Trusted Testing Partners will be accepted for purposes of bypassing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine.
On January 21, 2021, the President of the United States issued an executive order related to travel. For the time being, no changes to the Safe Travels program.

Travelers from Canada may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test result from a lab identified by Air Canada or WestJet prior to departure.
Information for Japan travel may be found here
Information for Korea travel may be found here
Information for Taiwan travel may be found here
Information for French Polynesia travel may be found here

PLANNING YOUR VISIT AND PRE-DEPARTURE
  • Register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system as is currently required of all trans-pacific passengers. Pre-travel testing is an alternative to the state’s mandatory 10-day self-quarantine. Travelers may elect to take a pre-travel COVID-19 NAAT from a state of Hawaii Trusted Testing and Travel Partner within 72 hours of departing on the last leg of their trip to Hawaii. To avoid the state’s mandatory 10-day self-quarantine, the negative test result from that test must be uploaded prior to departure of the last leg. Click here for the Trusted Travel Partners list.
  • As of June 15, restrictions for inter-county travel have ended. This means there are no pre-travel testing or other requirements needed for travel between the Hawaiian Islands. However, if a traveler enters the state and is placed in quarantine, they MUST remain at their designated quarantine location. They can’t change the location and will not be allowed to fly inter-county. More information may be found here.
  • Give yourself extra time to get through airport security. Testing and requirements prior to arrival are noted in the Testing section above.
IN-FLIGHT AND ARRIVAL
  • 24 hours prior to departure, answer the health questionnaire on your Safe Travels account.
  • While in flight and deplaning, travelers must follow the guidance of their air carrier regarding physical distancing, mask wearing and sanitation processes.
  • All incoming Hawaii travelers will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Temperature scans will be taken via thermal temperature screening and facial-imaging technology. Photos are only temporarily retained for persons with elevated temperatures of 100.4 degrees F and above to help airport representatives identify them and conduct additional assessments.
  • Should travelers have a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher, display COVID-19 symptoms, or provide answers on the online STATE TRAVELER HEALTH FORM requiring additional testing, they will be required to complete a secondary screening at the airport performed by trained health care staff.
  • Travelers who arrive from a trans-pacific flight and pass through the airport screeners without a valid negative COVID-19 NAAT from the state of Hawaii’s Trusted Testing and Travel Partners list, will be subject to the state’s mandatory 10-day mandatory self-quarantine. 

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