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Hawaii will be reopening for tourism to national and international tourists on October 15 without the need for a mandatory 14 day quarantine.

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced the news on Sept. 16

Incoming travelers must have a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of boarding their flight to Hawaii and must show proof of a negative test result upon arrival at the airport in order to avoid the 14-day quarantine.

Current travel bans are in effect to the United States from select countries. See the United States COVID-19 Entry Requirements for banned countries. 

Tourist on Hammock in Hawaii

Mainland and international travelers who cannot produce a valid negative test result must still abide by Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine, which remains in effect. Violating the order can lead to a fine up to $5,000 and a year in jail.

Hawaii Road With Palm trees

While acknowledging there are still concerns regarding tourism and the Covid-19 pandemic, Ige stated his administration is hopeful that pre-testing will work as it has in Alaska, allowing the state to welcome visitors without a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

“We believe this process of pre-testing does allow us to bring travelers back to Hawaii in a way that maintains a priority on the health and safety of our community,” he said.

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As Hawaii plans on reopening its borders for tourism, both Canadians and Americans will be looking forward to booking their winter vacations. 

With Travel Insurance that covers Covid-19 available for both Canadians and Americans, announced on August 1st, it appears there is once again hope that travel is slowly getting back on its feet. 

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Countries Allowed to Travel To Hawaii Starting October 1st, 2020

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

hawaii mountain

Entry Requirements for Hawaii as of October 1st:

  • Incoming travelers must have a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of boarding their flight to Hawaii and must show proof of a negative test result upon arrival at the airport
  • Complete the health declaration form
  • Follow guidance from your airline regarding physical distancing, mask wearing, and sanitation process
Hawaii Beach

Isn't the U.S border closed to Canadians?

No, air travel is NOT restricted. Only the land border is closed. Canadians are free to travel to the United States by air at anytime. 

“A lot of Canadians don't know they are allowed to travel by air to the United States,” Montreal-based travel expert Ricky Zhang told CBC

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Read More: 

Travel Insurance that covers Canadians for Covid-19

Travel Insurance for Americans that cover Covid-19

Countries Reopening their borders for Canadian Tourists

Countries Reopening Their Borders for American Tourists

 

Hawaii resort hotel pool

Disclaimer: Hawaii's reopening news is ever-changing 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.

Source: Hawaii Governor

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