Military service members and U.S. Government Employees traveling to Hawaii for official business are not subject to the State of Hawaii order to self-quarantine. Arriving military service members must check with their commands for current orders and policies regarding restriction of movement. Military spouses and family fall under the State of Hawaii quarantine rules. Federal and DoD employees shall follow all rules, regulations, and requirements set forth by your federal agency with respect to COVID-19 related safety protocols. DoD contractors also fall under the State of Hawaii quarantine rules, if they want to request an exemption, go here – www.travelexemption.hawaii.gov – Essential Travel for Military Members Revocation – Information about travel to Hawaii
Hawaiʻi Expands Pre-Travel Testing Program to South Korea Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Friday, Feb. 5.
Travelers from South Korea can now bypass Hawai‘i’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result from a trusted testing partner in South Korea. Hawai‘i’s pre-travel testing program expanded to South Korea on Feb. 5, 2021. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure.
In addition to the state’s program, effective January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to the United States.
“The pre-travel testing program is just one layer of the state’s comprehensive Safe Travels Hawai‘i program, which has served us well in protecting our residents and visitors. We are excited to safely welcome back travelers from South Korea,” – Gov. Ige.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu welcomed the launch of this program, saying that it will contribute to expanding people to people exchanges between South Korea and Hawaiʻi while taking necessary safety measures. The following four trusted testing partners in Korea have been approved as of today:
– Yonsei University Health System, Severance Hospital, https://sev.severance.healthcare/sev
– Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, www.kbsmc.co.kr
– Inha University Hospital, www.inha.com
– Asan Medical Center, www.amc.seoul.kr
The counties of Kaua‘i, Maui, and the island of Hawai‘i are each managing their own inter-county travel quarantine processes. If you wish to seek an exemption from the quarantine requirements of these counties, please contact the appropriate county office listed here: County of Kaua‘i, County of Maui, County of Hawai‘i.
The mission of the State of Hawaii, Department of Defense, which includes the Hawaii National Guard (HING), Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and, State Office of Homeland Security is to assist authorities in providing for the safety, welfare, and defense of the people of Hawaii. The department maintains its readiness to respond to the needs of the people in the event of disasters, either natural or human-caused.