Hawaii travel guide - current COVID-19 situation

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Hawaii and COVID-19 (updated Jan. 15, 2021)

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First of all, it must be said that Hawaii, as a U.S. member state, is currently inaccessible to visitors from those countries that the U.S. government lists as critical.

If you are allowed to travel to the U.S., the following applies to visiting Hawaii...

Before you fly to Hawaii, you need to register online. Upon registration an online questionnaire will be made available to you 24 hours before your departure. After submitting the completed questionnaire, you will receive a QR code via email. Have the QR code available on your mobile phone when arriving in Hawaii.

Upon arrival in Hawaii you have the following options:

  • Mandatory 10-day (home or hotel room) quarantine. Any violation is subject to a fine of up to USD 5,000 and/or a year imprisonment.
  • You can avoid the mandatory quarantine by showing proof of negative result of a valid COVID-19 test if tested within 72 hours before arrival to Hawaii. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) performed using a nasal swab is required. You will need to show proof of negative test result from a trusted testing sites. Currently, trusted testing partners are located in the U.S., Canada and Japan, with several airlines being trusted travel partners. You may not opt for the test after arriving in Hawaii. If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, you must quarantine for 10 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter.
  • If travelling to Kauai, you will additionally need a 2nd negative test result after 72 hours at a “resort bubble” property (approved as part of the Enhanced Movement Quarantine).
  • Please note that Big Island of Hawaii requires out-of-state arrivals to undergo an additional antigen test upon arrival, even if they have already tested negative before their flights.

After your arrival they will measure your temperature at the airport. If it is higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius), you will be required to complete a secondary screening at the airport.

Before an inter-island flight in Hawaii you must also fill in the online questionnaire. The process is the same as if arriving in Hawaii by a transpacific flight.

For inter-island travel:

  • if you are travelling to Maui, Kauai or Big Island of Hawaii, you must have a proof of negative test result from one of the above mentioned trusted partners (tested within 72 hours before arrival) or quarantine for 10 days;
  • after arriving in Kauai, to avoid the quarantine you will additionally need a 2nd negative test result after 72 hours at a “resort bubble” property (approved as part of the Enhanced Movement Quarantine);
  • there is no test or quarantine required for travelling to Oahu from any of the other islands.

You can find more information on travel requirements to (in) Hawaii here and more information on current situation (COVID-19 cases) here.

In everything else you can rely on our current itinerary, because it contains links through which you can check whether an activity is available or a restaurant is open. The itinerary provides tips on what to see and do in Hawaii. It offers much more than a regular travel guide to make your vacation in Hawaii unique.

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