COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
SAFE TRAVELS HAWAIIThe list of approved Trusted Testing Partners is available at HawaiiCovid19.com. Trusted Testing Partners with an "+" notation must use the Standard State of Hawaii TTP Results Form.
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Call Center: 1-800-GO-HAWAII
Vaccination Exception Program for Hawaii-bound Travelers Vaccinated in U.S., Territories
The State of Hawaii launched its vaccination exception program for domestic, Hawaii-bound travelers vaccinated in the United States or U.S Territories. The program allows these travelers to bypass the state’s quarantine requirement with proof of vaccination.
Travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or U.S. Territories may participate in the exception program starting on the 15th day after their second dose of the Pfizer or Modern vaccine -- or starting the 15th day after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In addition, Hawaii-bound travelers should:
- Upload one of three vaccination documents to their Safe Travels Hawaii account, prior to traveling to Hawaii. One of the following documents must be uploaded:
- A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
- VAMS (Vaccination Administration Management System) printout OR
- DOD DD Form 2766C
The Safe Travels digital platform is now allowing vaccine document uploads.
- Sign the online legal attestations on Safe Travels Hawaii, confirming the uploaded documentation is true and accurate.
- Bring a hard copy of vaccination documentation to show screeners at the gate prior to boarding and/or upon arrival in Hawaii. Screeners will review/verify the vaccination documents, match photo IDs, name and DOB as well as confirm that the attestations are signed.
NOTE: Children under 5 years old are not required to test and will not be quarantined if traveling with an adult who has a pre-travel test exception or a vaccination exception. Children 5 years and older who have not been vaccinated must participate in the Pre-Travel Testing Program and test with a Trusted Testing Partner to bypass the mandatory 10-day quarantine.
This program does not cover international travelers.
State of Hawaii Lifts Mask Requirement for Individuals Outdoors
On May 25, Governor David Ige issued an amendment to the nineteenth emergency proclamation lifting the mask mandate for all individuals outdoors.
Mask wearing is still highly recommended outdoors, when in large groups. The indoor mask mandate remains unchanged.
The requirements of this statewide mask mandate are set forth by the emergency proclamation, which will be enforced in each county. All persons shall comply with applicable safety, hygiene and physical distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as with state, county, industry and regulatory practices for safety, hygiene and physical distancing, including standards and requirements adopted and issued by Hawaii Department of Health (DOH).
An owner or operator of any business or operation shall refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear a face covering, unless an exception applies under this section. Businesses or operations may adopt stricter protocols or requirements related to face coverings and face shields. Businesses or operations not enforcing this rule may be subject to enforcement, including fines and mandatory closure.
U.S. Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Travel
On January 21, United States President Joseph Biden signed an Executive Order which requires mask-wearing in or on airports, commercial aircraft, trains, public maritime vessels including ferries, intercity bus services, and other forms of public transportation. In addition, Section 5 states that travelers seeking to enter the United States shall be required to produce proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test prior to entry; and required to comply with other applicable CDC guidelines concerning international travel, including recommended periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States. Read more.
CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States
Before departure to the United States, a required test, combined with the CDC recommendations to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post-travel, will help slow the spread of COVID-19 within U.S. communities from travel-related infections. Pre-departure testing with results known and acted upon before travel begins will help identify infected travelers before they board airplanes.
Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger. Read the news release.
*Despite the new test requirement by the CDC, international travelers to Hawaii must still have a negative test result from a State of Hawaii Trusted Testing and Travel Partner (before departure to Hawaii) in order to avoid the 10-day traveler quarantine. Those who have a test result from a non-State of Hawaii Trusted Testing and Travel Partner may meet the federal requirements to board the plane bound for the U.S., but will be required to quarantine upon arrival in Hawaii.
AlohaSafe Alert App
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with aio Digital and the Hawaii Executive Collaborative (HEC), has launched AlohaSafe Alert, the free State of Hawaii officially approved exposure notification app to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Some key features of the app include:
- Participants may opt in/out at any time.
- The app allows smartphones to interact and exchange anonymous codes that are frequently changed, but it does not keep track of any geo-location or GPS data.
- Only DOH authorities will have access to data, and all data will be kept anonymous.
- Should you test positive for COVID-19, your identity is kept private from anyone who receives an alert, and their identities are kept private from you.
- AlohaSafe Alert is interoperable with other similar official notification apps in other states and those apps can also be used by visitors to Hawaii.
To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store on your phone. For more information visit www.alohasafealert.org.