All arrivals to Hawaii must have a negative COVID-19 test with a maximum of 72 hours of trusted partner or agree to a 10-day quarantine.
Once free from quarantine measures, travelers can enjoy the wide range of activities and places that Hawaii has to offer. The islands gradually reopened their most popular attractions.
The Polynesian Cultural Center and the Hukilau Market on the Island of Oahu have recently allowed visitors, as well as the Maui Ocean Center and all of the state’s national parks.
Visitors can participate in guided tours of the islands, surf lessons, hiking, excursions, kayaking, helicopter tours, water sports and farm adventures, provided they wear a mask and practice social detachment.
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HAWAII Opening for Tourism – Latest updates
April 15 – the Hawaiian vaccine passport to be launched on May 1
From May 1, Hawaiian residents will have access to “The Safe Travels Card”, the official name given to the new Hawaiian vaccine passport.
By using this vaccination card, visitors will be able to waive all (or most) of pre-travel and 10-day quarantine requirements.
This program is primarily aimed at residents as a pilot program. Once the details are adjusted, the continental United States and other international visitors will have access to it.
Travelers may need to take a picture of their CDC vaccination card, send it to the software, where they would verify the veracity of the information with a government software provider. But these instructions are not yet official.
March 21 – new reopen in Honolulu
Starting last week, the new mayor of Honolulu, Rick Blangiardi, decided to accelerate the reopening of several tourist sites and ignore his predecessor’s more conservative 4-tier system plan.
Currently, visitors can visit the bars in groups of up to 10 people. They will be able to attend funerals and conventions starting next month. In addition, youth sports are due to resume on April 12, and adult sports are scheduled to restart on April 19. They won’t have any spectators at first, but the city will also consider that possibility.
Update on February 25
The island of Kauai relaxed its restrictions for transpacific and inter-island visitors.
Instead of the mandatory 10-day quarantine, transpacific travelers can now bring a negative test result, quarantine for 72 hours in a “resort bubble”On arrival and be tested again before leaving quarantine.
Interisland travelers who have been in the state of Hawaii for 72 hours can only take a pre-trip test to dispense with quarantine upon arrival. (Source)
16% of the state’s population received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The distribution of shots has been slower than in other states, but still within the country’s average. (Source)
February 1 Update
All transpacific visitors can waive the mandatory 10-day quarantine if they pre-upload or bring a negative COVID-19 test from a trusted partner.
This quarantine or negative test policy also applies to travel between islands, so travelers with multiple destinations will need to be re-tested each time they visit a new island.
Visitors to Kauai will need to test negative and agree to the quarantine. They can shorten the quarantine from 10 to 3 days if they are tested again as soon as they arrive on the island.
Update on December 17
Since November 27, all travelers to the island of Kauai must be quarantined for 14 days, as requested by the local mayor, Derek Kawakami. All other islands continue with the policy established in October, which allows travelers to be quarantined or to bring valid COVID-19 test results.
What is currently open in Hawaii?
Hawaii has been gradually reopening its tourist sites and other services. From now on, visitors can visit or enjoy,
- Outdoor Restaurants
- Tattoo studios, hairdressers, barber shops and manicure salons
- Outdoor recreation in state parks
To check out the 15 best things to do in Hawaii right now, click here.
Countries prohibited from visiting the USA
Due to health concerns over the new highly contagious strains of COVID-19 detected for the first time in England and South Africa, the country remains closed to those who have been to any of the following countries in recent weeks.
- European Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia , Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
- United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Travel restrictions for Hawaii
As vaccination campaigns move rapidly across the state and the American continent, Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor Josh Green announced a flat to ease the restrictions in the State and reopen the islands completely.
In the first phase, from February 15 to March 1, Green hoped to allow free travel between the islands and to reopen all schools.
Later, from approximately April 15 to May 1, the authorities hope to be able to lift all restrictions and requirements for transpacific visitors who have been vaccinated.
Large events and businesses at full or near full capacity should be allowed until the summer.
Hawaii Entry Requirements
- Visitors need to download the Safe travel application.
- To waive the mandatory 10-day quarantine, they can upload a negative COVID-19 PCR test with a maximum of 72 hours and a trusted partner. They must upload before boarding and bring the original document with them.
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