Hawaii is open for travel once again! Below is a summary of the current requirement and regulations for Hawaii. Updated: January 5th, 2021
The state’s Pre-Travel Testing Program requires passengers five years and older to take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory within 72 hours from the final leg of departure and produce a negative result in order to proceed without the state’s 10-day mandatory quarantine. Only test results from trusted testing partners approved by the Hawaii Department of Health will be accepted.
Beginning Nov. 24, all trans-Pacific travelers who board a plane on the final leg of their trip to the Hawaiian Islands without first securing a negative test will be subject to mandatory quarantine. IMPORTANT: If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, the traveler must quarantine for 10 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter. Travelers will not be able to avoid the 10-day quarantine even if they receive a post-departure negative test.
NOTICE TO KAUAI TRAVELERS: Effective Dec. 2, all transpacific travelers arriving on Kauai are subject to the 10-day quarantine regardless of testing.
NOTICE TO MAUI TRAVELERS: Effective Jan. 19, all transpacific and inter-county travelers must download either the AlohaSafe exposure app or Google-Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) system prior to arriving in Maui County. This is in addition to having an approved negative COVID-19 test result uploaded to your Safe Travels account prior to boarding.
NOTICE TO HAWAII ISLAND TRAVELERS: Trans-Pacific travelers to the Big Island of Hawaii who do not have a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival must quarantine for 10 days, effective immediately through December 31, 2020. Additionally, randomly selected travelers will be required to take a COVID-19 test after arrival in the county at a county-designated facility near the airport.
All travelers entering Hawaii are also required to complete the online Safe Travels form in advance of their flight. Once their health information is entered within 24 hours of departure, travelers will receive a QR code via email. The QR code on their mobile device or printed on paper gets scanned by the airport screener upon arrival. A direct link to the program form can be found by visiting: https://travel.hawaii.gov
Upon arrival in Hawaii, passengers unable to provide proof of an approved negative test will be required to go into quarantine for 10 days or until they can provide proof of negative test results. For more information and FAQs, please visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/.
Travelers arriving from Japan can bypass the mandatory 10-day quarantine with a pre-test 72 hours prior to departure. Beginning in mid-December, travelers flying from Canada to Hawaii may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from labs identified by Air Canada and WestJet. The same requirements as domestic Trans-Pacific travel apply. Travelers arriving from any other countries will be subject to the 10-day quarantine.
Each island has its own travel rules:
- Oahu – no test and no quarantine required if traveling from a Neighbor Island
- Hawaii Island – pre-test 72 hours prior to departure or post-arrival test in quarantine until negative test received and verified
- Maui / Molokai / Lanai - pre-test 72 hours prior to departure. All inter-county travelers must download either the AlohaSafe exposure app or Google-Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) system prior to arriving in Maui County. This is in addition to having an approved negative COVID-19 test result uploaded to your Safe Travels account within 72 hours prior to boarding.
- Kauai: : Effective from January 5th, Inter-island travelers who have been in the state of Hawaii for more than 72 hours can participate in the Safe Travels PreTravel Testing Program to avoid quarantine.
Should a visitor be subject to Hawaii’s 10-day quarantine, please understand that the following Castle properties are unable to accept quarantine guests: Hali’i Kai, Kona Reef, Kanaloa at Kona, Paki Maui, Kamaole Sands, Kauai Kailani, Kaha Lani, Poipu Shores.