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The culture of our Hawaiian Islands is steeped in the values of kuleana (responsibility) and malama (care). Now that travelers can once again enjoy our islands, we are asking you to join in our efforts to help keep Hawaii safe.
The State of Hawaii welcomes all vaccinated international travelers and is aligned with the CDC federal internaional requirement. Non-U.S. citizen traveling directly to Hawaii must present BOTH a vaccination record AND a negative COVID-19 test result (NAAT or antigen) within one day of boarding a flight to the U.S. The airlines will screen passengers prior to their departure to the United States.
U.S. citizens flying directly to Hawaii from an international destination have two options: (1) fully vaccinated U.S. citizens must provide proof of vaccination AND a negative COVID-19 test result within one day of boarding a flight to Hawaii OR (2) if not vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result within one day of boarding a flight to Hawaii.
The Safe Travels Program remains in place for domestic travelers. International travelers entering the U.S. via another state or territory will be treated as domestic travelers when entering the State of Hawaii.
Domestic travelers must follow all Safe Travels Hawaii protocols. To avoid quarantine, prior to departure, upload proof of vaccination or have a negative result from a Trusted Testing Partner. All vaccines approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and vaccines listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization will be accepted.
For more details, please visit: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/office-of-the-governor-news-release-state-of-hawai%ca%bbi-aligns-with-federal-international-travel-requirements/.
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 vaccination exception requirements at hawaiicovid19.com/faqs. Only domestic travelers from the U.S. will be required to participate in the Safe Travels program. Travelers arriving on a direct, international flight will no longer need a Safe Travels account.
See full details below on steps and resources to efficiently plan your trip to the Hawaiian Islands.
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
- Only domestic travelers arriving from the U.S. or its Territories need to register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system. 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. Or, travelers may participate in the vaccine exception program. More information may be found here.
- There are no pre-travel testing or other requirements needed for inter-county 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.
- 24 hours prior to departure, answer the health questionnaire on your Safe Travels account. (Beginning November 8, this will apply only to domestic travelers from the U.S.)
- 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 or display COVID-19 symptoms, 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. (Beginning November 8, this will apply only to domestic travelers from the U.S.)