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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.
Effective Nov. 8, 2021. The State of Hawaii will welcome all vaccinated international travelers. 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 three days of boarding a flight to the U.S.
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 three days 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, 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/.
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 vaccination exception requirements at hawaiicovid19.com/faqs. Beginning November 8, 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 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. This will change on November 8.
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. Beginning November 8, travelers on a direct flight to Hawaii will no longer need to participate in the Safe Travels program. Travelers entering the U.S. via another state will be treated as domestic travelers must participate in Safe Travels.
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
- Beginning November 8, domestic travelers arriving from the U.S. 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.
- 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.
- 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.)