Safe Travels Hawai’i Program

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE SAFE TRAVELS HAWAI’I PROGRAM. FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE CLICK THE ORANGE BUTTON. TRAVEL TO HAWAII WILL REQUIRE EITHER FULL VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST.

BEGINNING NOVEMBER 8, Hawai‘i’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine will remain in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. The State of Hawai‘i will align with federal international requirements. There will be no additional State of Hawaiʻi requirements for passengers flying directly into Hawaiʻi from an international destination. The airlines will screen passengers prior to their departure to the U.S. International passengers entering the U.S. from another state or territory will be treated as domestic travelers when entering the State of Hawai‘i.

We continue to welcome other travelers to the Hawaiian Islands with a pre-travel test. Beginning November 8, this will apply only for domestic passengers from the U.S. and its Territories.

Travelers wishing to use the pre-travel test to bypass quarantine must have a negative result from a test taken from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner no more than 72 hours BEFORE beginning the final leg of their trip. Anyone without a negative test result or U.S. vaccination PRIOR to departure must quarantine upon arrival. The State of Hawai‘i will also accept test results that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners.

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How your COVID-19 Vaccination can help you travel to Hawai’i

(Hawai’i Vaccination Exception Program)

Frequently Askes Questions

Do I need a COVID-19 pre-travel test if I qualify for the Vaccine Exception Program? 
No, if you meet the requirements of the Vaccine Exception Program, you do not need to take a COVID-19 pre-travel test. There are two options available for travelers seeking to bypass quarantine: 1) Vaccination Exception Program or 2) Pre-Travel Testing Exception Program


What do I need to participate in the vaccine exception program?
1. Any traveler (including minors) who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be eligible for the quarantine exception. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated on the 14th day for vaccines that require two shots or for vaccines that require only one shot (Click here for vaccines listed for Emergency Use by the World Health Organization and accepted by Safe Travels).

2. Travelers must still create an account in Safe Travels Hawai‘i, enter their trip details, upload their vaccination documentation, sign the legal attestations, and within 24 hours of departing to Hawai‘i, complete the online health questionnaire.

3. Travelers will need one of the following vaccination records as proof of vaccination:

  • A CDC COVID-19 vaccination card (preferred)
  • VAMS (Vaccine Administration Management System) printout or certificate
  • DOD DD Form 2766C
  • A SMART Health Card with your vaccine record (which can be uploaded via a Digital Health Pass Partner: AZOVA, CLEAR, and CommonPass)
  • Proof of vaccination (source document) provided by a medical provider or authorized COVID-19 vaccination administrator

4. Vaccination card from countries other than the United States. Click here for vaccines listed for Emergency Use by the World Health Organization and accepted by Safe Travels. *Below graph as of 11/22/21.

A chart of accepted COVID-19 Vaccines of approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which include Single dose: Janssen/J&J, 2-dose series, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Emergency Use vaccines by the World Health Organization which adds 2-dose series from AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covidshield, BIBP/Sinopharm, Sinovac

5. The documents listed above must clearly state:

  • Traveler’s name and date of birth (which must match the name on the traveler’s Safe Travels account and their official photo ID)
  • Accepted COVID-19 vaccine type (refer to above list and link).
  • Date(s) vaccination was administered
  • Vaccination site or location.

6. Create an online account and register with the State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels Hawai‘i Digital Platform and enter the trip information for your flight from the U.S. Mainland, Alaska or U.S. Territory to Hawai‘i.

7. Upload your vaccine documents – they can only be uploaded into the system when linked to a trip in your account – fill out the necessary information and sign the legal attestations.

8. Bring the original or hard-copy CDC Vaccination Record Card, VAMS printout, VAMS printout or certificate, DD 2766C or vaccination source document with you when you travel to show the screeners either at your boarding gate or once you have arrived in Hawai‘i (physical documents are preferred but digital copies will be accepted subject to further scrutiny). Screeners will review to ensure that the uploaded documentation matches your photo ID and the name in your Safe Travels account, that the information is complete, and it is 14 days past the last shot. They will also verify that the documentation is uploaded and the attestations are signed.