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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 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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5 nights, land + air from Los Angeles (LAX)

Explore the lush grounds and take in the smell of Hawaiian flowers at this oceanfront resort spanning 22 acres of Waikiki Beach.

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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
5 nights, land + air from Los Angeles (LAX)

Set on the widest expanse of Ka'anapali Beach this ocean-side Hawaiian resort greets travelers with a world of relaxation and discovery.

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5 nights, land + air from Los Angeles (LAX)

Kauai Shores features modern guestrooms and an ideal location with famous island activities and attractions moments away.

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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. Starting May 4, 2021, all trans-Pacific travelers going to Maui will be subject to an additional rapid COVID test upon arrival at Kahului Airport. Maui County will provide an exception for fully vaccinated trans-Pacific travelers from the post-arrival rapid COVID test requirement with proof of vaccination. Trans-Pacific travelers will still need to take a predeparture test (as specified by the Safe Travels Program) to receive the travel quarantine exception. Upon travelers disembarking their aircraft, proof of vaccination will be confirmed, after which travelers may bypass the post-arrival test and depart the airport. 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/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. Travelers will follow similar procedures as the 72-hour pre-travel testing program for Inter-county travel between Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island. Test results will only be accepted from State of Hawaii: Inter-county trusted testing partners. Interisland visitors arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to a mandatory quarantine. Travelers who do not meet these requirements will need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

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Get up to $900 in value per booking on Hawai‘i vacations or up to $850 in value per booking on Mexico and Caribbean vacations when you pay in full.2

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1Rate is per person, land and round-trip economy-class airfare from the featured gateway, based on double occupancy for check-in on August 23, 2021 and includes taxes, fees and surcharges collected by seller at time of booking using the website. If booking with a AAA travel agent, a $25 service fee will be collected at time of booking. Airfare is nonrefundable. Itinerary changes/cancellations are subject to Pleasant Holidays, airline and/or other supplier-imposed fees from $25 (for Canada or contiguous U.S. travel) or from $50 (for all other travel) per person, plus applicable fare differential (certain changes involve pre-notification deadlines). See General Disclaimer for additional information regarding air.

2The value listed is per booking and equals the total of the Dream Vacations offer3 plus the Pay in Full offer.4

3Valid on new bookings made April 23 – June 22, 2021 for travel April 23 – December 14, 2021. Minimum five nights’ accommodations at a participating resort or hotel and round trip airfare required (excludes Hawai’i inter-island flights). $150 activity voucher is nonrefundable, nontransferable, has no cash value and applies to Hawai’i destination with participating resorts. Savings of $100 is not reflected in rates shown and applies to Mexico and Caribbean destinations with participating resorts.

4Offer only valid on qualified bookings made through your AAA travel advisor. Minimum purchase required to qualify for offer. Maximum one (1) travel credit per booking. Offer valid only on new bookings made on or after February 1, 2021 with full deposit no later than June 30, 2021 for travel commencing no later than December 31, 2021. Incentive will be provided to lead client/trip payee following trip departure. Deposited bookings of $2,000 – $3,999 qualify to receive a $50 credit; bookings of $4,000 – $7,999 qualify to receive a $75 credit; bookings of $8,000 – $9,999 qualify to receive a $100 credit; bookings of $10,000 – $11,999 qualify to receive a $150 credit; bookings of $12,000 – $14,999 qualify to receive a $250 credit; bookings $15,000 + qualify to receive a $375 credit. Booked and paid-in-full travel credit value requires payment-in-full at time of booking. Paid-in-full bookings  of $2,000 – $3,999 qualify to receive a $100 credit; bookings of $4,000 – $7,999 qualify to receive a $150 credit; bookings of $8,000 – $9,999 qualify to receive a $200 credit; bookings of $10,000 – $11,999 qualify to receive a $300 credit; bookings of $12,000 – $14,999 qualify to receive a $500 credit; bookings $15,000 + qualify to receive a $750 credit. Valid only on cruise or tour bookings provided through one of AAA’s preferred travel providers; not valid on Fly/Drive packages. Incentives cannot be substituted, are nonrefundable, and nontransferable. The promotion’s Gift Card merchants are subject to change at any time and are not endorsed by or affiliated with AAA, nor are such merchants considered sponsors or co-sponsors of this promotion.  AAA disclaims responsibility for any products or services purchased using a gift card provided under the promotion. Gift cards/certificates are subject to the issuing merchant’s terms and conditions, which are subject to change at merchant’s sole discretion. A U.S. address is required for delivery.

5$99 per person Cancel-For-Any-Reason Coverage: Valid on new bookings made by 06/30/2021 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.

For all offers, unless otherwise indicated: Rates quoted are accurate at time of publication & are per person, based on double occupancy. Gratuities, transfers, excursions and, for non-air-inclusive offers, airfare, taxes, fees & surcharges, are additional.  Advertised rates do not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees payable directly to the hotel at check-out; such fee amounts will be advised at the time of booking. Rates, terms, conditions, availability, itinerary, taxes, fees, surcharges, deposit, payment, cancellation terms/conditions & policies subject to change without notice at any time. Cruise rates capacity controlled. Advance reservations through AAA Travel required to obtain Member Benefits & savings which may vary based on departure date.  Rates may be subject to increase after full payment for increases in government-imposed taxes or fees and, except for air-inclusive offers, for supplier-imposed fees. Blackout dates & other restrictions may apply.  As to Air-Inclusive Offers Only:  Other restrictions may apply, including, but not limited to, baggage limitations & charges for first & second checked bag, standby policies & fees, non-refundable airfare/airline tickets, advance purchase requirements & supplier & airline-imposed change/cancellation fees up to & including the price of the fare plus any applicable fare differential (which may involve pre-notification deadlines). Air component of packaged offers may be nonrefundable; refunds are subject to supplier & airline terms & conditions. Supplier & airline fees & policies may vary. Contact your supplier & ticketing airline for more information; for baggage fees & other details, see  Rates involving roundtrip air transportation for travel dates or from gateways other than those advertised may differ. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Your local AAA club acts as an agent for cruise & tour providers listed. CST 1016202-80. All Rights Reserved.

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