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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 pre-travel testing program, even for fully vaccinated passengers. Travelers must have their negative test results prior to departing as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. Although Hawaii’s policy may change in the near future, it remains in place until further notice.
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. 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
- 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.
- Trans-pacific travelers to Hawaii Island will be randomly selected to take a County administered COVID-19 test upon arrival to Hawaii Island. The tests will be administered to approximately 25% of the trans-pacific passengers arriving at the airports and the cost of the test will be borne by the county. Travelers may bypass the post-arrival test by presenting a hard copy, CDC COVID-19 vaccination card showing they have been fully vaccinated and completed the required 14-day post-vaccination waiting period. Post-arrival testing will run through May 10 and then the program will come to an end.
- Beginning May 4, trans-Pacific travelers with direct flights to Maui will be randomly selected to take a County administered COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test will be administered at the airport and will be borne by Maui County. Travelers may bypass the post- arrival test by presenting a hard copy, CDC COVID-19 vaccination card showing they have been fully vaccinated and completed the required 14-day post-vaccination waiting period. More information may be found here .
- Travelers will follow similar procedures as the 72-hour pre-travel testing program for Inter-county travel between Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. Create a profile and enter your trip on Safe Travels. Test results will ONLY be accepted from Inter-County Trusted Testing Partners in the State of Hawaii.
- Starting May 11, individuals fully vaccinated in the State of Hawaii may travel inter-county without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with name, birthdate, type of vaccine, dates vaccine was administered, and lot numbers for each vaccine dose will be required. More information is forthcoming. This program begins May 11.
- Inter-county passengers arriving on Oahu do not need to create a Safe Travels profile and do not need to take a pre-travel COVID-19 test.
- Travelers who are subject to the 10-day traveler quarantine are prohibited from inter-county travel while in quarantine.
- Give yourself extra time to get through airport security. Testing and requirements prior to arrival are noted in the Testing section above.
- 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.