Hawaii travel guide - current COVID-19 situation

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Travelling to Hawaii at the time of COVID (updated 21 Jan. 2022)

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International air travellers are allowed to enter the U.S. under the following conditions (applicable if travelling to Hawaii directly from an international destination, which however also means a flight from an international destination including a transfer on the mainland U.S.):

  • Must be fully vaccinated with any vaccine authorized for use by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization, i.e. Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm and Sinovac, if the last dose was at least two weeks earlier than the travel date. All travellers vaccinated with mixed vaccines would also be recognised as fully vaccinated. Possible exceptions include children under 18 years of age and people medically unable to receive the vaccine;
  • Proof of vaccination should be a paper or digital record issued by an official source and should include the traveller’s name and date of birth or passport number, as well as the vaccine product and date(s) of administration for all doses the traveller received, which the airline is responsible to verify - e.g. United Kingdom National Health Service COVID Pass or European Union Digital COVID Certificate are recognized;
  • Must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 1 day prior to departure. It means that the test must be administered no more than 1 calendar day before the date of the international flight to the U.S. If arriving to the U.S. via one or more connecting flights, the test can be taken within 1 day before the departure of the first flight. Children under 2 years of age are excepted from the testing requirement, however, a pre-departure test for these children is recommended whenever possible. More information about the testing requirement can be found here;
  • Signed attestation, the wording of which can be found here;
  • Falsifying any information could result in criminal penalties and/or fines.

Take a closer look at the detailed overview including links for more information on who is considered fully vaccinated, what the acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination must include, what are the conditions of a pre-travel test and possible exceptions.

If travelling to Hawaii from the mainland U.S., the following rules apply (domestic travel):

  • 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;
  • Once in Hawaii, 10-day quarantine is mandatory unless you tested negative before your travel or are fully vaccinated. 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 partner. 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;
  • You can also avoid the mandatory quarantine if you have been vaccinated in the U.S., in which case you must upload proof of your vaccination to the Safe Travels website before your flight to Hawaii and have a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii.

Please note that international passengers entering Hawaii from another U.S. state or territory will be treated as domestic travellers when entering the State of Hawaii, unless arriving from international destination and merely transferring on the mainland U.S.

Our tip: If you are an international passenger, fly to Hawaii without transferring in the U.S. For example, book a flight with All Nippon Airways (ANA) with a transfer in Tokyo.

There are no travel restrictions for inter-island flights in Hawaii.

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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