Keeping Hawai'i Safe - Updated Covid Travel Mandates

Governor David Ige has encouraged tourists to postpone their travel plans to Hawai’i, unless on official business. He released his statement Aug 23, 2021 in an effort to prioritize the health of locals and tourists alike amidst the rise of the Delta variant.

Like before, travelers must complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival. However, if you are fully vaccinated and have submitted your vaccination records to Safe Travels Hawaii 72 hours prior to your departure for approval then you can bypass the quarantine. Travelers must ensure that they have a physical copy of their vaccination record in hand once they land. The state has also announced that they will accept records that have been digitally validated by AZOVA, CLEAR, or CommonPass - this option may also expedite your airport experience as you do not have to get your document physically inspected.

Another bypass option is the pre-travel test. Travelers must go to a “Trusted Testing and Travel Partner” such as Walgreens, CVS Health, and more. You must receive a negative test result no more than 72 hours before your departure. Your negative test result must be submitted for approval to the Hawai’i Safe Travels portal and you must carry a hard copy on your person upon arrival. 

 

If you arrive after September 13, expect to keep a copy of your vaccination record or negative test result administered within  48 hours of your arrival on your person. Restaurants, bars, gyms, and other businesses will deny admission to any person who cannot provide this as apart of the “Safe Access Oahu” mandate. This does not apply to children under the age of 12, restaurants that operate solely on takeout or delivery, or quick service businesses where you will be staying for less than 15 minutes.

 

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