All Travelers must continue to meet the Federal CDC requirement for entering the United States. There are no changes to Hawaii’s requirement for international travel.

Once within the United States, or its Territories, as of 7/8/21, all domestic travelers to the state of Hawaii may by-pass the quarantine requirement using one of now (2) options offered:

1) A negative NAAT test from a TTP in the required timeframe.
or
2) Proof of vaccination with an approved US issued vaccine.

Military options for exemption to quarantine.
MILITARY EXEMPTION: (Currently in effect for both domestic and international travel). Military members can produce written orders on arrival to prove official purpose in Hawaii. They will be granted exemption meaning they follow the restriction of movement dictated by their command (ROM). Military members traveling to Hawaii on leisure (not on official travel), military dependents, military civilians, and military contractors must meet the Safe Travels Hawaii exemption requirements below.

GENERAL EXEMPTION (Orders not required)
1) A negative NAAT test from a TTP in the required timeframe.
2) Proof of vaccination with an approved US issued vaccine.

Hawaii will fully accept vaccination for military members, military dependents, military civilians, and military contractors who were vaccinated by the military (including on international US facilities) for domestic travel only.

For Transpacific travel exemptions to the 10-day self-quarantine order, please go here – www.travelexemption.hawaii.gov /

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

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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‘iCounty of MauiCounty of Hawai‘i.

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