Requirements Demanded When Traveling To Hawaii Amid COVID-19

Nov 15, 2021 (0) comment


2020 indeed has been a year difficult for all. However, some people still desire to travel to new areas, but only after taking precautions. The countries have thus tightened the procedures for accessing the country, ensuring that no new cases can come from the outside.

Hawaii is one of those destinations that always stays high on a traveler’s bucket list. Therefore, the state has established a few rules for visitors to ensure the inhabitants of Hawaii’s complete safety.


The basic requirements

There have been additions to the new requirements for overseas arrivals after vaccinations and the continued decline of COVID-19 cases. For starters, Hawaii has eliminated the need for pre-testing and quarantine for domestic travelers who have been wholly vaccinated for COVID-19 in the United States.

On the other hand, US tourists who are not entirely vaccinated must present a negative COVID-19 test result certificate from one of the state’s reputable and trustworthy travel partners within three days of their flight’s departure for Hawaii. This certificate is required to enter the state and complete the state’s 10-day quarantine requirement.

Similarly, international tourists must be vaccinated entirely to enter the country and state, in addition to having a negative COVID-19 result certificate.

According to federal regulations, unvaccinated US individuals going directly to Hawaii from an international location must undergo a test within one day before leaving for Hawaii.

All intercounty travel prohibitions have been abolished, so there is no requirement for pre-trip testing or quarantining for traveling between the Hawaiian islands.

Who can travel to Hawaii?

As previously stated, only vaccinated foreigners will be permitted to enter the nation beginning November 8. With a few exceptions, anyone without the necessary vaccination will not enter the United States, including Hawaii. Unvaccinated children below the age of 18 are among the exceptions. Americans, on the other hand, can visit Hawaii regardless of their vaccination status.

On the other hand, it has been reported that Hawaii will not make any changes to the CDC guidelines until November 7.  This means that travelers who have visited South Africa, India, the United Kingdom, the European Schengen Area, Ireland, Iran, China, or Brazil in the previous 14 days will be strictly prohibited from entering the country.

Expectations of the travelers

The rules will take effect on November 12, and the capacity for all indoor high-risk activities, particularly dining at restaurants, will be set at 50%. If the county does not impose a mandatory test or vaccine requirement for admittance, this will be valid. However, there will be no capacity limit with these specifications.


Outdoor meetings will no longer be prohibited.

To visit any establishment on the island of Oahu, everyone, including guests and staff, must be completely vaccinated. Nevertheless, a few exemptions follow the requirements:

  • Customers who present identification and a negative COVID-19 certificate within 48 hours of the entrance are excluded.
  • Exemption of kids less than 12 years.

Maui Island, like the rest of the Hawaiian Islands, has an indoor vaccination mandate.

Masks are essential everywhere in Hawaii, especially inside, except when someone is dining.

Parks and beaches are open to the public for them to enjoy.

Run by retired sisters Linda and Joanne Linda Norris, N-State is a driving and travel blog which details their 5 year journey to visit each and every one of the 50 states in the US (including Alaska and Hawaii of course). Not satisfied to just visit the tourist destinations, the Knight sisters take pains to visit the out-of-the-way places in each and every state.

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