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COVID-19 Travel to Hawaii

Last Updated: March 26, 2022

Situation Summary

  • All international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel requirements.
  • Domestically, travel restrictions for Hawaii have ended. This means no pre-travel testing, quarantine or other requirement is needed to enter or travel between the Hawaiian Islands. All international travelers entering the United States, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel requirements.
  • All travelers (including Japanese nationals) who enter Japan are required to obtain a “Certificate of Negative Test Result” before returning to Japan. Refer to the “Travel To and From Japan and South Korea” section for details.
  • This is an evolving situation involving mandates from the state and various counties, and this information is subject to change by the government, including, for example, what is considered being fully vaccinated. HGV has no control over the changing government guidelines, and the information we are providing may not be the most current. Owners and guests are encouraged to check the websites listed on this page for the most up-to-date information.

Travel & Testing Requirements

In addition to COVID-19 travel and testing guidelines from the CDC, travelers are required to follow the travel restrictions of applicable states. For additional Hawaii travel official information, visit:

A summary of Hawaii’s travel requirements is below:

  • As of March 26, 2022, the State of Hawaii does not have COVID-19 travel or testing requirements for domestic travelers.
  • Passengers arriving to Hawaii on direct international flights must still adhere to federal U.S. entry requirements, which include showing proof of an up-to-date vaccination document and negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result taken within one day of travel. For more information, visit www.hawaiicovid19.com/travel.
  • International passengers entering the U.S. from another state or territory will be treated as domestic travelers when entering the State of Hawaii.
  • Proof of a pre-test or vaccination are no longer required for inter-island travel.

Travel To and From Japan and South Korea

All travel restrictions on U.S. travel into Japan and South Korea remain in place.

Japanese Travelers:

  • All international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel requirements.
  • As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website.
  • All travelers (including Japanese nationals) who enter Japan, are required to obtain a “Certificate of Negative Test Result” before returning to Japan. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of the intended departure date. Failure to obtain the certificate will result in denied entry into Japan.

For more details, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s website at mofa.go.jp/.

South Korean Travelers:

  • All international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel requirements.
  • As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website.
  • South Korean nationals traveling abroad are still subject to a 7-day quarantine upon their return to the country. Travel restrictions on U.S. travel to South Korea remain in place.

For more information, visit gohawaii.com/kr/special-alerts-information-korean.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there any travel restrictions for the state of Hawaii?
A:  As of March 26, 2022, the State of Hawaii does not have COVID-19 travel or testing requirements for domestic travelers. All international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel requirements. For additional official information, visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority website and the government of Hawaii’s official website.

Q: Are there any pre-travel testing requirements for the state of Hawaii?
A:  As of March 26, 2022, the State of Hawaii does not have COVID-19 travel or testing requirements for domestic travelers. All international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel requirements. Visit the State of Hawaii COVID-19 Portal for the most up-to-date list of testing partners.

Q: What are the CDC guidelines for travelers entering the United States?
A:  As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website.

Q: Will Hawaii also observe the CDC’s COVID-19 testing guidelines for air passengers entering the United States?
A:  In addition to COVID-19 travel and testing guidelines from the CDC, travelers are required to follow the travel restrictions of applicable states. For additional official Hawaii travel information, visit:

Q: What happens if I’m traveling from Japan?
A:  : Japanese nationals traveling to Hawaii must abide by the CDC’s travel requirements, the state’s travel requirements and additional county and city mandates depending on their final destination. All travel restrictions on U.S. travel into Japan remain in place. In addition:

  • As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website.
  • All travelers (including Japanese nationals) who enter Japan, are required to obtain a “Certificate of Negative Test Result” before returning to Japan. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of the intended departure date. Failure to obtain the certificate will be denied entry into Japan.

For more details, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s website at mofa.go.jp/.

Q: What happens if I’m traveling from South Korea?
A:  South Korean nationals traveling to Hawaii must abide by the CDC’s travel requirements, the state’s travel requirements and additional county and city mandates depending on their final destination. All travel restrictions on U.S. travel into Korea remain in place. In addition:

  • As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website.
  • South Korean nationals traveling abroad are still subject to a 7-day quarantine upon their return to the country.

For more information, visit gohawaii.com/kr/special-alerts-information-korean.

Q: Do I have to wear a face covering in Hawaii while I vacation at the property?
A:  As of March 26, 2022, the State of Hawaii has ended its indoor mask mandate. Masks may still be required on public transportation, such as buses, and within all Hawaii airports. We ask that Owners and guests follow local and other applicable regulations as it relates to the use of face coverings and other health requirements.