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Hawaii Eases Travel Restrictions from June 15

Hawaii Travel

Hawaii's Governor David Ige announced on June 4 that starting June 15, all inter-county travel restrictions will be dropped.

That means that everyone traveling inter-island will no longer need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status or where they were vaccinated.

As of June 4, 52% of Hawaii’s residents have been fully vaccinated. When the state reaches a 60% vaccination rate, people vaccinated in the United States who are traveling domestically will be able to bypass the testing/quarantine requirement with proof of vaccination through the state’s Safe Travels program.

When the state achieves a 70% vaccination rate, all restrictions on travel will be lifted and the Safe Travels program will end.

Before June 15

Prior to June 15, people fully vaccinated in Hawaii may travel inter-county without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. 

Travelers who arrive in Kauai, Maui and Hawaii counties before they are fully vaccinated or before the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination, will be placed into mandatory quarantine for the full 10 days, unless they meet the criteria for other exceptions (pre-travel testing and CISA). The City and County of Honolulu doesn't have an interisland travel quarantine order.

Vaccinated individuals traveling inter-county will need to:

  • Provide a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with name, birthdate, type of vaccine, date(s) vaccine was administered and lot number(s) for each vaccine dose.
  • Create an online account and register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels Hawaii web program.
  • Affirm that they are fully vaccinated, and that the uploaded CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card is accurate and authentic.
  • Upload a PDF file or digital image of a properly filled CDC Vaccination Record Card to the Safe Travels Hawai‘i web program.
  • Bring a digital image as well as the original CDC Vaccination Record Card with you in case you are asked to produce it.

At this time, the State of Hawaii will accept only the “CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card” or a printout from the Vaccination Administration Management System (VAMS). Vaccinated individuals who did not receive the CDC card or VAMS printout must return to the provider that administered their vaccination, for a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. State or territory Department of Health issued cards will not be accepted.

  • Travelers under the age of 5 may bypass quarantine requirements, provided they are traveling on the same itinerary as a parent/guardian who has met vaccination verification requirements.
  • Travelers 5 years of age and older who are not vaccinated can take a pre-arrival test to bypass the quarantine.
  • Travelers ages 16 and 17 who are fully vaccinated should follow the vaccination verification requirements for adults.
  • Travelers must continue to monitor for symptoms and must follow local county regulations – wearing a mask, physical distancing and hygiene practices.

Inter-county, or interisland passengers arriving in Kauai and Maui counties may bypass the mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take an FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from the certified CLIA lab of a trusted testing and travel partner no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and receive a negative result. Interisland passengers arriving to Hawaii County have two options to proceed without the 10-day quarantine: either test for COVID-19 via a trusted testing and travel partner no more than 72 hours before traveling to Hawaii Island and receive a negative result, or be tested after arrival. Individuals may break the self-quarantine to receive an approved test. A negative post-arrival test would allow the traveler to be released from quarantine.

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