ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR HAWAII
It is almost time for your trip to Hawaii! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the island. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: July 5th, 2021
1. Negative COVID-19 Test Result
Travelers must have their negative COVID-19 test results prior to departing for the Hawaiian Islands as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. Travelers need to register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system here as is currently required of all trans-pacific passengers.
2. Pre-Travel Testing
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. The State of Hawai‘i will also accept vaccine records that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners. To avoid mandatory quarantine, the Vaccination Exception Program is an option for those who have been vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories). The traveler MUST upload the required vaccination documentation to their Safe Travels Hawai‘i account. Details at HawaiiCOVID19.com/travel/faqs. The state of Hawai‘i will ONLY accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS, including any tests verified through the State’s Digital Health Pass partners – CLEAR and Common Pass. For the full list of Domestic trans-Pacific, International and airline partners, go to TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS.
3. Inter-County Travel
In addition, 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.
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 may be found here.
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. Trans-Pacific 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. Restrictions for inter-county travel have ended. This means there will be 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. For more information visit Hawaiicovid19.com.
See full details below on steps and resources to efficiently plan your trip to the Hawaiian Islands here.
For more details up to date information, please visit GoHawaii.com