Trans-Pacific Travel

Trans-Pacific Travel

Trans-Pacific travelers from the continental United States who were fully vaccinated in the U.S. may bypass the quarantine without taking a pre-travel test.

1.  You must be fully vaccinated prior to boarding your last leg of flight to Hawaii
2.  You are considered fully vaccinated on the 14th day after the vaccination series.
 
How to “calculate”: You are considered fully vaccinated on the 14th day after the vaccination series was completed. For example, if your last dose was any time on October 1st, then October 15th would be the first day that you meet the 14-day requirement.

The Pre-Travel Testing Program requires passengers not fully vaccinated, ages five and older, to take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory within 72 hours from the final leg of departure and produce a negative result in order to proceed without the state’s 10-day mandatory quarantine. A trained professional must observe all tests.

Travelers wishing to bypass the quarantine must have their negative COVID-19 test results - from a trusted testing partner - prior to departure for the State of Hawaii. If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, the traveler must quarantine for 10 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter. Travelers will not be able to avoid the 10-day quarantine even if they receive a post departure negative test.

Only test results from trusted testing partners approved by the Hawaii Department of Health are being accepted. Registration instructions and costs can be found at the partners’ websites. The list of approved trusted testing partners is available at HawaiiCovid19.comRead the FAQs here.

TRANSPACIFIC SELF-QUARANTINE EXEMPTIONS

There are other exceptions to the general rule that all travelers must self-quarantine:

  • Individuals arriving in the State on recreational boats into the State's small boat (non-commercial) harbors which have been at sea for at least 10 days do not have to self-quarantine if no one on the boat is ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Individuals traveling to the State to perform critical infrastructure functions as described in the proclamation will be subject to self-quarantine but may break quarantine to perform their critical functions.
  • Persons who previously tested positive for COVID-19 but are no longer at risk of infecting others also may obtain an exemption allowing them to break quarantine.

Exemption seekers can submit their requests online as well as review a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) at travelexemption.hawaii.gov.