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Travel Alerts for Visitors to Hawaiʻi Due to COVID-19

Check back here for updated news on travel restrictions to the Islands.

Updated Sept. 17, 2020 

Anyone traveling to Hawaiʻi—both residents and visitors—from out-of-state through Oct. 14, 2020 are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantineThe mandate applies to all arrivals at state airports, including private and commercial aircrafts. Violating the order is a criminal offense and subject to a fine up to $5,000 and/or a year in jail. 

Starting Oct. 15, travelers of all ages who test negative for COVID-19 72 hours before arriving in Hawaiʻi will be able to avoid the mandatory quarantine. While in the Islands, face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces and outdoor areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.

Starting Aug. 11, the 14-day mandatory self-quarantine for interisland travel that was previously lifted will be reinstated through Sept. 30. The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling between islands. It will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will ask for health-related information to help the state in tracking and responding to new COVID-19 cases. Travelers with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to board their flights. 

How to Self-Quarantine: 

  • You must stay in your visitor lodging/home to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 to other people. Here’s what you need to do: 
  • Do not use shared facilities such as pools, spas, gyms, restaurants or bars. 
  • Ask someone to drop of food or other necessities at your front door or order room service or use delivery services. 
  • Do not go to public places such as the beach, park, hiking trails, shopping centers, childcare, work, school or local attractions. 
  • Do not let visitors in—only people who usually live with you should be in your home. 

For more information about COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi, visit here.

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