COVID-19 Travel Requirements

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The culture of our Hawaiian Islands is steeped in the values of kuleana (responsibility) and malama (care). As our industry carefully resumes in-person meetings and events, we ask you to join our efforts to help keep Hawaii safe. 

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.  

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.

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Planning Your Visit and Pre-Departure

  • Once flights are booked, all adults 18 and over must register with the state of Hawaii Safe Travels online system, click here. 

  • 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.