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Travel to Hawai‘i resumes with COVID-19 testing

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Visitors can travel to Hawai‘i without quarantining if they meet certain preconditions. All travelers must also complete an online Safe Travels application, which collects health and travel information to protect visitors and residents. 

 

Effective July 8, the State of Hawai'i will eliminate its pre-travel testing/quarantine requirement for domestic travelers to Hawai'i who have been fully vaccinated in the United States. Travelers to Hawai'i must upload their CDC-issued vaccination record card to the state’s Safe Travels Program website and have that card with them upon arrival in the State of Hawai'i.

 

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How can I travel to Hawai‘i?

Travelers (5 and older) can now go to Hawai'i without quarantining when they take a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours from the final leg of departure, show proof of a negative test result, take an arrival temperature check, and get a secondary screening if exhibiting symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher upon arrival. The negative test result must be uploaded to the Safe Travels Hawai‘i account prior to departure or printed out prior to departure with hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawai‘i. Travelers who do not meet these requirements will need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Travelers visiting Maui must download the AlohaSafe Alert application. Effective July 8, the State of Hawai'i will eliminate its pre-travel testing/quarantine requirement for domestic travelers to Hawai'i who have been fully vaccinated in the United States. Travelers to Hawai'i must upload their CDC-issued vaccination record card to the state’s Safe Travels Program website and have that card with them upon arrival in the State of Hawai'i. AAA travel advisors can help you as your trip approaches, or you can check the resources below, the Hawai‘i COVID-19 website, and the Hawai'i Department of Health’s site for updated guidance on traveling to Hawai‘i.

 

What is the Safe Travels application?

All travelers (18 and older) must complete the new Safe Travels application online. The names of each child/children traveling with an adult will need to be included in the adult's Safe Travels program application. The digital application, which collects required health and travel information, is critical to protecting the health and safety of residents and visitors. Travelers will receive a notice 24 hours prior to their departure time to the Hawaiian Islands to complete the Mandatory State of Hawai‘i Travel and Health Form via their Safe Travels Hawai‘i account. Upon completion of the Mandatory State of Hawai‘i Travel and Health Form, a QR code will be emailed to the traveler for each leg of their trip, which they will need to present to airport personnel upon deplaning in Hawaiʻi. The QR code can be either on paper or on their mobile phone and must also be presented with a legally valid photo ID. Safe Travels is part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Read the full announcement with details on Safe Travels or find and complete the application online.

 

Where can I find more information?

We recommend all travelers follow state and local guidelines, as well as guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). These guidelines are updated regularly in response to current events and the newest prevention research. Visit the CDC website regularly for more information.

 

Where can I get tested?

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. Visit the COVID-19 State of Hawai‘i website for more information. 

 

Where can I find more about interisland travel?

Interisland travel information and the interisland limited quarantine requests can be found on the Kaua‘i CountyMaui County, and Hawaii County websites. Inter-county travelers no longer need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status or where they were vaccinated. If a traveler flies into the state and is not subject to quarantine (e.g., took a pre-travel test), then that person can travel inter-county without restriction. If the traveler entered with an exemption, the limitations set forth in the exemption might not include interisland travel. If travelers enter the state of Hawai'i and are placed in quarantine, they must remain at their designated quarantine location and will not be allowed to fly inter-county.

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