COVID-19 Travel Requirements

The culture of our Hawaiian Islands is steeped in the values of kuleana (responsibility) and aloha. As our industry carefully prepares for the return of in-person meetings and events, we ask you to join our efforts to help keep Hawaii safe. As you may know, Hawaii residents have sacrificed a great deal 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.

The advantages of hosting a meeting in the Hawaiian Islands — our breathtaking natural beauty, extraordinary open spaces, unique experiences and signature hospitality — are more relevant than ever before. However, we are now embarking on a new chapter of events with enhanced healthy and sanitation measures to help ensure the safety of groups traveling to the Hawaiian Islands for the immediate and long-term future.  

As a first step, a pre-travel testing option offers travelers to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. Travelers must have their negative test results prior to departing. Kauai has updated its pre-travel testing program and procedures for both incoming trans-pacific and inter-island travelers. Click here for more information.

For more information visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel and click here to register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system. The state of Hawaii will ONLY accept test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners. 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.

NOTE: INFORMATION FOR U.S. TRAVELERS ONLY AT THIS TIME. Information for Japan travel may be found here. Canadian information to be announced mid-December. Currently, international travel restrictions prohibit European and other countries from travelling to the U.S. Click for a list of countries

Planning Your Visit and Pre-Departure

  • The state of Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine for all travelers arriving in the Hawaiian Islands remains in effect. ​A pre-travel testing option will allow travelers an alternative, however travelers must have their negative test results prior to arriving to the Hawaiian Islands. Visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel for the most up-to-date information.

  • Once flights are booked, all adults 18 and over must register with the state of Hawaii Safe Travels online system, click here. No more than 72 hours prior to the last departure leg, travelers five years and older take a FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a state of Hawaii Trusted Testing and Travel Partner, click here for a full list.  

  • Upload negative test result to Safe Travels. 24 hours prior to departure, log into Safe Travels and complete the Travel Health Questionnaire. Receive QR code upon completion.

  • Remember to pack your mask and/or facial coverings in your carry-on luggage. Masks are mandatory in Hawaii and must be worn in public.

  • Inter-county travel between Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island - Travelers will follow similar procedures as the 72-hour pre-travel testing program. Create a profile and enter your trip on Safe Travels. Test results will ONLY be accepted from State of Hawaii: Inter-County Trusted Testing Partners.

  • Kauai has updated its pre-travel testing program and procedures for both incoming trans-pacific and inter-island travelers.

  • City & County of Honolulu - Inter-county passengers arriving on Oahu do not need to create a Safe Travels profile. 

  • NOTE: Travelers who are subject to the 10-day traveler quarantine are prohibited from interisland travel while in quarantine.

In-Flight and Arrival

  • 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 self-quarantine.

  • Trans-pacific travelers participating in the Safe Travels program 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 passengers at all three airports and the cost of the test will be borne by Hawaii County.