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Hawaii has kept strict entry requirements in place preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the islands. Known for some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and almost perfect year round weather, Hawaii receives almost 10 million tourists a year. 

Here are the latest COVID-19 entry requirements and everything tourists need to know before traveling to Hawaii. 

The beautiful and unique landscape of coastal Oahu, Hawaii and the Kualoa Ranch where Jurassic Park was filmed (1)
The beautiful and unique landscape of coastal Oahu, Hawaii and the Kualoa Ranch where Jurassic Park was filmed

Countries Permitted To Visit Hawaii

All countries will be allowed to enter Hawaii under regular pre-pandemic entry rules with the exception of Brazil, ChinaEurope and the UK as they were banned by President Trump when the pandemic began. 

Complete the Hawaii Safe Travels Form 

All travelers must complete a Hawaii Safe Travel Form before their flight.

 24 hours before departure, travelers will receive a QR code via email. The QR code on their mobile device or printed on paper gets scanned by the airport screener upon arrival.

The beautiful coastline Honolulu Hawaii shot from an altitude of about 500 feet during a helicopter photo flight over the Pacific Ocean. (1)
The beautiful coastline of Honolulu Hawaii

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements 

As of October 15th, 2020,  all Incoming travelers must have a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of boarding their final flight to Hawaii and must show proof of a negative test result upon arrival at the airport.

Failure to present the test will result in a mandatory 14 day self quarantine. 

The test can only be done from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from these following TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS. (Only in USA and Japan)

Starting October 15th, 2020
Starting October 15th, 2020 (Hawaii.Gov)
Wailua Falls waterfall on the edge of a rainforest covered volcanic mountainside on Maui, Hawaii.
Wailua Falls on the edge of a rainforest covered volcanic mountainside in Maui, Hawaii.

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Before October 15th, 2020 all travelers arriving in Hawaii must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Starting October 15th, 2020 Travelers that do not present a negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test NAAT will be required to self quarantine for 14 days. Violating the order can lead to a fine up to $5,000 and a year in jail.

The skyline and coast of Honolulu and Waikiki on Oahu, Hawaii
The skyline and coast of Honolulu and Waikiki on Oahu, Hawaii

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

While not mandatory, Travel Off Path recommends all incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Hawaii

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Hawaii

All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Hawaii:

  • Wearing a face mask when entering businesses and on public transit is required by state law
  • Follow social distancing markers and instructions
View on Na Pali Cost on Kauai island on Hawaii in a cloudy day
Na Pali Coast on Kauai island, Hawaii

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

A vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet available to the public. Hawaii has not announced if they will require a proof of vaccine record (POVR) for entry in the future. 

Visa Entry Requirements For Hawaii During COVID-19

All travelers arriving in Hawaii will need to follow regular United States visa requirements.

See our page on U.S. Entry Requirements for all the latest visa regulations during COVID-19.

Travelers that require a visa must apply at the U.S. embassy/consulate in their home country.  

Luxury oceanfront infinity pool in Maui

Hawaii Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Complete the Safe Travels Form 
  2. Get proof of a negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) completed within 72 hours of boarding final flight to Hawaii 
  3. Confirm you meet the latest United States entry requirements
  4. Follow all health protocols while in Hawaii

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Disclaimer: Current Hawaii travel rules can change without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


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