At long last (some) international visitors will be welcomed back into the US next week, including the Aloha State- Hawaii.
With the “re-opening” date of November 8 coming up very quickly, Hawaii’s Governor, David Ige has shared updates on the state’s entry requirements along with the easing of restrictions for outdoor activities.
Here’s what you need to know.
All international arrivals will need to show proof of vaccine. All vaccines approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and vaccines listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization will be accepted by Hawaii. The traveler must also have a negative PCR taken no later than 72 hours prior to travel.
All adult international tourists coming into Hawaii MUST be vaccinated. Children under 5 will not be subject to testing, minors over the age of 5 will need to travel with their own negative PCR test.
U.S. travelers who are entering Hawaii from an international destination have two options- show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test result taken only one day prior to travel.
U.S. tourists travelling domestically, or international tourists who are coming into Hawaii directly from a different US state (therefore considered a domestic traveler) will have to open a Safe Travels Hawaii account online.
In order to avoid any sort of quarantine the domestic traveler will need to upload their proof of vaccine or their negative NAAT Covid test result, taken from a Hawaii Trusted Testing and Travel Partner no more than three days before departure for Hawaii.
Full details can be found on the GoHawaii official website.
All incoming Hawaii travelers should note that they will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Should travelers have a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher or display COVID-19 symptoms, they will be required to complete a secondary screening at the airport performed by trained health care staff.
Along with clarifying entry regulations, Governor Ing announced that some restrictions for outdoor activities will begin to ease, starting November 12. Indoor capacity for gyms, restaurants and bars will remain at 50% until further notice.
Indoor activities at social establishments must continue to require parties to stay within their group, social distance from other groups and wear masks unless actively eating or drinking. This restriction will be removed from outdoor establishments from June 12 also.
Visitors in Hawaii are now also free to travel throughout any of the islands!