COVID-19 Travel Requirements
The culture of our Hawaiian Islands is steeped in the values of kuleana (responsibility) and aloha. As our industry carefully resumes 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. 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.
Hawaii continues with the state’s Safe Travels pre-travel testing program, even for fully vaccinated passengers. Starting June 15, trans-pacific travelers entering the state who have been vaccinated in Hawaii may bypass the quarantine without a pre-travel test. All other travelers, included those vaccinated outside of Hawaii, 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.
Also starting June 15, inter-county travelers will no longer need to create a trip itinerary in Safe Travels, take a COVID-19 test, or quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status or where they were vaccinated. Some restrictions apply.
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 and travelers must have their negative test results prior to departing. 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. 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.
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 while indoors or in large groups outdoors.
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.