Hawaii is open for travel once again! Below is a summary of the current requirement and regulations for Hawaii. Updated: April 21, 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.
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 MAUI TRAVELERS: 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. Beginning May 4, travelers will be required to take a second COVID-19 test after arrival at the Kahului Airport at no cost to the traveler.
NOTICE TO HAWAII ISLAND TRAVELERS: Trans-Pacific travelers to Hawaii Island will be randomly selected to take a County administered COVID-19 test upon arrival to Hawaii Island. The tests will be administered to approximately 25% of the trans-Pacific passengers arriving at the airports and the cost of the test will be borne by the county. Travelers may bypass the post-arrival test by presenting a hard copy, CDC COVID-19 vaccination card showing they have been fully vaccinated and completed the required 14-day post-vaccination waiting period.
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. For more information and FAQs, please visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/.
Travelers arriving from Japan, Canada, Korea and Taiwan can bypass the mandatory 10-day quarantine with a pre-test 72 hours prior to departure. The same requirements as domestic Trans-Pacific travel apply. Travelers arriving from any other countries will be subject to the 10-day quarantine.
Starting May 11, individuals fully vaccinated in the State of Hawaii may travel inter-county without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. Important: this rule only applies to individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Hawaii. Inter-island travelers to Kauai, Maui and Hawaii County who did not receive their vaccinations in Hawaii will be placed into mandatory quarantine for the full 10 days, unless they meet the 72-hour pre-travel testing requirements. The City and County of Honolulu does not have an inter-island travel quarantine order.
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.