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Hawaii Covid Steps

Hawaii Covid 19 – New Mandatory Travel Requirements During Coronavirus

Our islands are open, but there is a required multi-step process all visitors must follow before arrival to avoid quarantine. SafeTravels Hawaii provides you access to Hawaii Covid travel regulations. Uncertain about the process? We suggest you choose to have a concise step-by-step guide, plus breaking alerts, sent to you by our premium text message service. We assure you, the simplicity & added peace-of-mind is well worth it.

Hawaii COVID 19 Negative test required prior to departure to bypass 10 day quarantine

The islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii (Big Island) are participting with the state’s pre-travel testing program.  Travelers must have their negative test results prior to departing as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Kauai on the other hand, has changed its pre-travel testing program and procedures for both incoming trans-pacific and inter-county travelers.  Learn more about Kauai’s procedures.

Be sure you understand that only Hawaii Covid test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners will be accepted for your entry by the State of Hawaii. All incoming travelers will also be required to complete a health questionnaire online before departing and have their temperatures upon arrival in Hawaii.

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INFORMATION FOR TRANS-PACIFIC TRAVELERS, INCLUDING U.S. AND CANADA. For Japan travel info can be found here. Starting in mid-December 2020, visitors traveling from Canada to Hawaii may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they have a negative COVID 19 Hawaii test result from a lab identified by Air Canada or WestJet prior to departure. Currently, international travel restrictions prohibit For European and other countries traveling to the U.S. Access a list of country details.

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Hawaii Covid Travel – Planning Your Visit

Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine for all travelers arriving in the Hawaiian Islands remains in effect. ​A pre-travel testing option allows travelers an alternative to quarantine. Starting November 24, travelers must have their negative Hawaii Covid test results prior to departing to the Hawaiian Islands.  Visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel for the most up-to-date information.

All travelers who depart & arrive without proof of a valid negative Hawaii COVID 19 NAAT from the state of Hawaii’s Trusted Testing and Travel Partners list, will be subject to the state’s mandatory 10-day mandatory self-quarantine. Following is the Trusted Travel Partners list for self-quarantine requirements.

Trans-pacific travelers participating in the Safe Travels program 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 passengers at all three airports and the cost of the test will be borne by Hawaii County.

Inter-county travel between Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. For these islands, all travelers will follow a similar procedures as the 72-hour pre-travel testing program. Create a profile and enter your trip on Safe Travels. Test results will ONLY be accepted from State of Hawaii: Inter-County Trusted Testing Partners.

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City & County of Honolulu – inter-county passengers arriving on Oahu do not need to create a Safe Travels profile. ALERT: Travelers who are subject to the 10-day traveler quarantine are prohibited from inter-island travel while in quarantine.

Hawaii Covid Planning

Hawaii Covid requirements – Pre-arrival & Post-arrival

24 hours prior to departure, answer the health questionnaire on your Safe Travels account. While in flight and deplaning, travelers must follow the guidance of their air carrier regarding physical distancing, mask wearing and sanitation processes.All incoming Hawaii travelers will have their temperature checked upon arrival.

Temperature scans will be taken via thermal temperature screening and facial-imaging technology. Photos are only temporarily retained for persons with elevated temperatures of 100.4 degrees F and above to help airport representatives identify them and conduct additional assessments.Should travelers have a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher, display COVID-19 symptoms, or provide answers on the online STATE TRAVELER HEALTH FORM requiring additional testing, they will be required to complete a secondary screening at the airport performed by trained health care staff.

Travelers who arrive from a trans-pacific flight and pass through the airport screeners without a valid negative COVID-19 NAAT from the state of Hawaii’s Trusted Testing and Travel Partners list, will be subject to the state’s mandatory 10-day mandatory self-quarantine – Details here.

Trans-pacific travelers participating in the Safe Travels program 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 passengers at all three airports and the cost of the test will be borne by Hawaii County.

Hawaii Covid Departure

What to do if your tests are/were not available prior to departure

If your Hawaii Covid test results are not yet available when you arrive, you will need to quarantine at your accommodations for 10 days.

If you receive a Hawaii Covid NEGATIVE TEST RESULT or an INDETERMINATE TEST RESULT while you are in quarantine in Hawaii, you will need to remain in quarantine for 10 days.

If you receive a Hawaii Covid POSITIVE TEST RESULT while you are in quarantine in Hawaii, you will be required to go into isolation until you recover and at least 10 days have passed since the start of symptoms or positive test, and at least 24 hours have passed without a fever without the use of fever reducing medicine. Health services guidance will be provided to you by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH). If you are traveling with others, they will be required to quarantine in Hawaiʻi for 10 days since their last contact with you, plus an additional 10 days after you are cleared from isolation IF staying together.

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Give yourself extra time

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Allow yourself extra time at the airport for Hawaii Covid

Be certain to give yourself extra time to get through airport security.Testing and requirements prior to arrival are noted in the Testing section above.

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