For those who’re planning to travel to Hawaii, right here’s what you’ll have to know and count on if you wish to go to throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hawaii reopened to guests from inside the USA and a small variety of international locations in October, however guests should present proof of a unfavorable Covid-19 check outcome.
All air passengers entering the United States should now current a unfavorable check outcome. See under for particulars on which check sorts are authorized particularly for the state of Hawaii, together with for People arriving from different states.
What’s on provide
Spectacular browsing, sandy seashores, conventional Pacific tradition and rugged volcanoes — together with the continuing eruption of Kīlauea. You will get every day updates on volcanic exercise from the US Geological Survey here.
Hawaii’s geographical place and proud historical past make it in contrast to anyplace else in the USA.
Who can go
Vacationers from different US states, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are allowed to bypass Hawaii’s obligatory 10-day quarantine on most islands by following strict pre-travel testing guidelines (see under).
Past these locations, Hawaii is following CDC guidelines, which means those that have been in Brazil, China, the European Schengen Space, Iran, Eire, South Africa, India and the UK previously 14 days can be denied entry.
Vacationers from all different international locations should endure a 10-day quarantine. Test the Safe Travels Hawai’i site for particulars because the state of affairs evolves.
All vacationers should additionally full a Safe Travels Hawaii form, and plenty of might want to endure a well being screening on arrival. A few islands additionally require a second Covid-19 check upon arrival.
What are the restrictions?
Hawaii’s journey restrictions change usually.
At present, all vacationers should both endure a 10-day quarantine or — if touring from a handful of nations (listed above) — keep away from quarantine by presenting a unfavorable check from a “trusted accomplice,” an inventory of which could be discovered on the Hawaii Covid-19 website.
For air vacationers age 5 and over coming into Hawaii from overseas, getting a check from one in all Hawaii’s authorized Trusted Testing Companions can be significantly essential as a result of some checks accepted underneath the US testing entry requirement that went into impact in January wouldn’t permit vacationers to bypass Hawaii’s quarantine.
Vacationers, together with these arriving from the US mainland, should have a unfavorable check outcome earlier than departing on the final leg of their journey to Hawaii. Check outcomes should be uploaded to the Safe Travels Hawaii web site earlier than your flight to the islands or printed out previous to departure with the onerous copy able to current upon arrival. In any other case, you’ll incur the 10-day quarantine.
Maui nonetheless requires a second post-arrival check for trans-Pacific vacationers, however the county of Hawai’i ends its program June 2.
Registration with Safe Travels Hawaii as quickly as flights are booked is obligatory for all vacationers older than 18.
Absolutely vaccinated Hawaii residents touring between the state’s counties can bypass pre-travel testing and quarantine with CDC proof-of-vaccination playing cards.
What’s the Covid state of affairs?
With solely about 36,300 instances and 500 deaths reported as of June 1, Hawaii has seen comparatively low Covid numbers in contrast with different US states. Strict lockdown measures have been put in place in March 2020 to make sure that the islands weren’t overwhelmed.
What can guests count on?
Some restrictions can differ by island. However on Could 26, Gov. David Ige introduced masks won’t required whereas exterior on a statewide foundation. Nonetheless, masks sporting is extremely really useful when in a big group outdoor. And the indoor masks mandate stays unchanged.
Oahu has applied a four-tier system of restrictions. Oahu is about to stay in Tier 3 by early June, in line with a current announcement from Mayor Rick Blangiardi. (Tier 4 is the least restrictive).
This implies social gatherings of as much as 10 individuals are allowed. Teams of 10 individuals are allowed in eating places no matter family or dwelling unit. Teams are additionally restricted to 10 folks at seashores.
On Oahu, tournaments, paddling and crusing races, regattas, surf competitions and comparable sports activities competitions are actually allowed.
Maui, Molokai and Lanai — all in Maui County — permit for gatherings of as much as 10 folks. Seashores and Maui County Parks are open.
On Hawaii Island, out of doors gatherings of as much as 25 individuals are permitted so long as masks are worn and social distancing guidelines adopted. Indoor gatherings are restricted to 10 folks. Seashores are open.
The island of Kauai has returned to Tier 4 standing from Tier 3. The transfer will increase the indoor social gathering restrict to 10 whereas sustaining limits on out of doors teams at 25 folks. Eating places and bars are open however restricted to 50% capability indoors. Swimming pools and seashores are open. When 70% of Kauai’s inhabitants achieves full vaccination, it will likely be at Tier 6, which is able to permit all operations to be open with no limits.
Our current protection
Discover out concerning the lady who gave birth to a baby while flying to Hawaii — she didn’t even know she was pregnant!
What’s it like touring to Hawaii throughout the pandemic? CNN’s Brekke Fletcher wrote about her experience here.
For trip suggestions, have a look here. For those who’re a closet seashore hater, here are some ideas of what you are able to do. Or take a look on the cats of Lana’i, the place 600 of them live their greatest life.