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Travel to Hawai‘i resumes with COVID-19 testing

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Guidelines to make your vacation to Hawai'i enjoyable

Visitors can now travel to Hawai‘i (with the exception of Kaua‘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.



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Take a relaxing getaway in a city view double room minutes away from the heart of vibrant Waikiki. Plus, kids 17 & younger stay free.3

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5 nights, land only

Take in soothing views of lush tropical gardens and waterfalls from your ocean tower aina view double room. Plus, kids 17 & younger stay free.3

How can I travel to Hawai‘i?

Travelers (5 and older) can now go to Hawai'i (with the exception of Kaua‘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. Trans-pacific travelers who travel to Kauai will need to quarantine for 10 days. Alternatively, travelers can participate in Kauai’s Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) at a “resort bubble” or travel inter-county after being in Hawaii for three days and retesting.  Travelers to the Big Island will be required to take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival, the test will be administered and paid for by local government entities. Testing facilities are available throughout the country. 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 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. 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. Interisland visitors arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to a mandatory quarantine. All inter-island travelers to Kaua‘i will be required to quarantine for 10 days.


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1Rate is per person, land only, based on double occupancy, for check-in on June 01, 2021 and includes government taxes.

2Rate is per person, land only, based on double occupancy, for check-in on August 23, 2021 and includes government taxes.

3Kids stay free in same room as adults using existing bedding. Occupancy limits apply. 

4$99 Per Person Cancel-For-Any-Reason Coverage Offer: Valid on new bookings made by 04/30/2021 for select travel through 12/31/2022. Rate is per person, including children regardless of age. For children ages 2-17, rates are the same as adult rates for Regular Season and Holiday Travel. Offer is valid only on Pleasant Holidays and Journese Travel Protection Plan with Cancel-For-Any-Reason pre-departure coverage – Future Travel Credit (FTC) Option. Travel Protection Plan payments are not refundable except as provided in the plan documents. Travel Protection Plan cannot be purchased with a Future Travel Credit (FTC). Not valid on Cash Back Option. Not valid on Cruise bookings. Not valid during designated Holiday Travel periods. Offer may be changed or cancelled at any time without notice.

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