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COVID-19 Travel to Hawaii

Last Updated: January 6, 2022

Situation Summary

  • Hawaii is open and welcoming guests. All incoming guests, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the state’s Safe Travels program. In some cases, this includes the reporting of a negative pre-test taken with a trusted travel partner and uploaded to the state’s Safe Travels website prior to departure for the island. Any incoming guest who does not comply with the pre-test or meet the vaccination requirements must observe a mandatory 5-day quarantine upon arrival on the island. Refer to the “Travel and Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • All international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with both the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) travel requirements and the requirements of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program.
  • Upon check-in at an HGV resort, please have your Safe Travels status ready to present. Owners and guests who are unable to do so must comply with Hawaii’s 5-day self-isolation order. Refer to the “Travel and Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • Travelers entering the state who have been fully vaccinated in Hawaii may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. The vaccination record must be uploaded to the Safe Travels website or printed out prior to departure, with a hard copy in hand when you arrive in Hawaii. Refer to the “Travel and Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • Restrictions for inter-county travel have ended. This means there is no pre-travel testing or other requirements needed for travel between the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers flying domestically may bypass Hawaii’s quarantine and pre-travel restrictions by uploading proof of vaccination to the Safe Travels website prior to departure. Travelers must also arrive on the island with a hard copy of their vaccination records.
  • Beginning January 8, 2022, a Maui County public health emergency rule will require booster shots for eligible people to be considered fully vaccinated. Eligible people who decline a booster shot will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours to access indoor restaurants, bars and gyms in the county.
  • The city and county of Honolulu passed an emergency order on September 13, 2021, that requires customers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours, for entry into restaurants, bars, gyms and other establishments in the city. For additional details, visit the Safe Access O’ahu website.
  • All travelers (including Japanese nationals) who enter Japan are required to obtain a “Certificate of Negative Test Result” before returning to Japan. Travelers from Japan may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 5-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in 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

We encourage you to become familiar with Hawaii’s (state and county) travel requirements before your trip. All incoming travelers who are 18 years of age and older are required to create a profile on the Safe Travels website. The website provides detailed instructions on all the steps, online forms and documents that need to be filled out before your trip. Go to the State of Hawaii COVID-19 Portal for the most up-to-date list of testing partners.

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:

  • All incoming guests, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the state’s Safe Travels program.
  • In some cases, this includes proof of a negative covid test taken 72 hours before arrival, reported from a trusted testing partner and uploaded to the state’s Safe Travels website prior to departure for the island.
  • Any incoming guest who does not comply with the pre-test requirement and was not fully vaccinated in Hawaii must observe a mandatory 5-day quarantine upon arrival on the island.
  • Travelers entering the state who have been fully vaccinated in Hawaii may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. The vaccination record must be uploaded to the Safe Travels website or printed out prior to departure, with a hard copy in hand when you arrive in Hawaii.
  • Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers flying domestically may bypass Hawaii’s quarantine and pre-travel restrictions by uploading proof of vaccination to the Safe Travels website prior to departure. Travelers must also arrive on the island with a hard copy of their vaccination records.
  • Upon check-in at an HGV resort, please have your Safe Travel status ready to present. Owners and guests who are unable to do so must comply with Hawaii’s 5-day self-isolation order.
  • 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 both the CDC’s travel requirements and the requirements of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program.
  • Travelers from Japan may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 5-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) conducted by a trusted testing partner in Japan. (Please note this list is updated frequently.) The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test result must be negative. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be uploaded to the Safe Travels website prior to departure.
  • 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 both the CDC’s travel requirements and the requirements of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program.
  • Travelers from South Korea may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 5-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) conducted by a trusted testing partner in South Korea. (Please note this list is updated frequently.) The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test result must be negative. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be uploaded to the Safe Travels website prior to departure.
  • 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 14-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:  Yes. Before your vacation, please review and understand the restrictions currently in place for travel to the state. All incoming travelers who are 18 years of age and older are required to create a profile on the Safe Travels website. 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:  Yes. The state of Hawaii currently requires all unvaccinated persons entering the state of Hawaii to quarantine for 5 days or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. Travelers who wish to avoid the mandatory self-quarantine must show proof of a valid, negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours from the final leg of departure to the state of Hawaii (also known as the “pre-test”). Visit the State of Hawaii COVID-19 Portal for the most up-to-date list of testing partners.

Travelers entering the state who have been fully vaccinated in Hawaii may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. The vaccination record must be uploaded to the Safe Travels website or printed out prior to departure, with a hard copy in hand when you arrive in Hawaii.

Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers flying domestically may bypass Hawaii’s quarantine and pre-travel restrictions by uploading proof of vaccination to the Safe Travels website prior to departure. Travelers must also arrive on the island with a hard copy of their vaccination records.

We encourage you to become familiar with Hawaii’s travel requirements before your trip. All incoming travelers who are 18 years of age and older are required to create a profile on the Safe Travels website.

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: Are there any special check-in procedures when I arrive at my HGV resort?
A:  Yes. All Owners and guests must show proof of their clearance to bypass the 5-day self-quarantine upon check-in. To do so, please have your Safe Travel status ready to present at check-in. Owners and guests who are unable to do so must comply with the state of Hawaii’s 5-day self-isolation order. Please note that HGV timeshare properties in Hawaii County may not be used for quarantine by travelers who must meet the state’s 5-day self-isolation order.

Q: Are there any local guidelines I should be aware of for my travel to Hawaii?
A:  The city and county of Honolulu passed an emergency order that started on September 13, 2021, requiring customers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours, for entry into restaurants, bars, gyms and other establishments in the city. For additional details, visit the Safe Access O’ahu website.

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:

  • Travelers from Japan may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 5-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) conducted by a trusted testing partner in Japan. (Please note this list is updated frequently.) The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test result must be negative. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be uploaded to the Safe Travels website prior to departure.
  • As of December 6, 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:

  • Travelers from South Korea may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 5-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in South Korea. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test result must be negative. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be uploaded to the Safe Travels website prior to departure.
  • 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 14-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:  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.