Anyone traveling to Hawaii must continue to present a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to avoid quarantining upon arrival. On April 5, Kauai rejoined the state’s Safe Travels program, meaning those who present a negative test upon arrival do not need to enter a 10-day quarantine, or the shorter “resort bubble” alternative previously in place. Maui still mandates travelers download an exposure notification app, but it and all the other islands are eager for people to visit — provided they follow the steps below.
It’s important to note that proof of vaccination does not exempt travelers from the negative COVID-19 test requirement. Hawaii’s caution is understandable — a state with a council dedicated to non-native plants and animals knows well the havoc that invasive entities can spell for an island, and few things are more invasive than COVID-19. Please read below for what you need to know to get yourself to paradise this winter.
You can travel to Hawaii with a negative COVID-19 test result
Anyone from the mainland US, Canada, Korea, and Japan who wishes to travel to the Hawaiian islands and avoid a 10-day avoid quarantine must receive negative results on a COVID-19 test completed within 72