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We are excited to welcome visitors back to the Hawaiian Islands beginning October 15, 2020.
The culture of our Hawaiian Islands is steeped in the values of hookipa (hospitality) and aloha. We warmly invite you to reconnect with our people, culture and home safely and responsibly. As you may know, Hawaii residents have sacrificed a great deal to keep our communities safe during this pandemic and, in doing so, have achieved one of the lowest COVID-19 case rates and lowest virus transmission rates of any state in the nation.
Now that visitors can once again enjoy Hawaii’s breathtaking natural beauty, extraordinary open spaces, unique experiences and signature hospitality, we are asking you to join in our efforts to help keep Hawaii safe.
The following information will acquaint you with new safety protocols and precautions you will need to adhere to, both before flying to Hawaii and while here in the Islands.
NOTE: INFORMATION FOR U.S. TRAVELERS ONLY AT THIS TIME. Currently, international travel restrictions prohibit European and other countries from travelling to the U.S.
- What do I need to do if I am planning a trip to Hawaii? All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked & complete a health questionnaire using the Safe Travels online program before they can leave the airport. Beginning 10/15, a pre-travel testing option will allow travelers a 14-day quarantine alternative.
- How do I avoid a 14-day quarantine while in Hawaii? A negative COVID-19 test result must be provided upon arrival. Hawaii requires travelers take an FDA-approved NAAT test from a CLIA certified lab within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers will have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must fill out a travel and health form on the Safe Travels online program.
- What types of COVID-19 tests are accepted and where can I get a test? Results from any FDA-authorized NAAT test, processed by a CLIA certified lab taken within 72 hours of arrival. Current approved trusted testing partners are: CVS and Kaiser Permanente.
- Can travelers get a COVID-19 test upon arrival? No. However, if symtomatic, you maybe be offered a test, not in place of pre-test program.
- Do minors need to get tested? Yes. To avoid quarantine all travelers need to get a pre-travel test.
- The state of Hawaii’s 14-day mandatory self-quarantine for all travelers arriving in the Hawaiian Islands is through September 30, 2020. Visit the HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S WEBSITE for the most up-to-date information.
- Remember to pack your mask and/or facial coverings in your carry-on luggage. All visitors are required to wear a mask (allowances given for young children and those with health conditions) at all airports and until they are in their room in their confirmed place of lodging.
- Travelers who arrive without proof of a valid negative COVID-19 NAAT will be subject to the state’s strict 14-day mandatory self-quarantine. Click here for self-quarantine requirements.
- All out-of-state travelers to the Hawaiian Islands are required to fill out and complete the state of Hawaii Mandatory Safe Travel Program. Complete the form in advance.
- Give yourself extra time to get through airport security. Testing and requirements prior to arrival are noted in the Testing section above.
- Can I take a cruise to Hawaii? No. The CDC announced the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships at least until October 31, 2020. Visit the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) website for details.
- While in flight and deplaning, travelers must follow the guidance of their air carrier regarding physical distancing, mask wearing and sanitation processes.
- Travelers arriving in Hawaii will need to complete a required STATE TRAVELER HEALTH FORM online which will be validated upon arrival.
- 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 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 without proof of a valid negative COVID-19 NAAT will be subject to the state’s strict 14-day mandatory self-quarantine. See Testing section details above.
- By following the simple and sensible guidelines below, you are sharing your aloha with the people of Hawaii and fellow travelers.
- Always wear your mask or facial covering in public! Your mask or facial covering must cover your nose and mouth.
- Practice Good Hygiene by washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds each time.
- Interisland Travel Requirements by county:
Kauai County COVID Info - Kauai quarantine request form
Maui County COVID Info - Mandatory travel declaration form, Limited Quarantine form
Hawaii County COVID Info - Hawaii County Travel Request
City & County of Honolulu - interisland passengers arriving on Oahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.
NOTE: Travelers who are subject to the 14-day traveler quarantine are prohibited from interisland travel while in quarantine.
- Be responsible and aware of what to do if you get sick. If you become ill with a fever or cough while in Hawaii, recently departed an area with widespread transmission of COVID-19, and/or have had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19, we recommend you: 1) remain at home or your lodging and avoid contact with others; 2) call a health care provider or ER before seeking medical care; 3) call 911 if you need immediate medical care.
- Follow travel and safety tips for Hawaii visitors.
Mahalo Nui!Everyone is welcome to visit the Hawaiian Islands – especially if they always travel pono (the right way). We invite you to learn from Hawaii’s multitude of cultures and hope that your experiences here will enrich your life and your families, friends and communities when you return home. Mahalo for your kōkua! Thank you for your help!
For the most current guidelines and information regarding travel to Hawaii, please visit: