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COVID-19 Travel to Hawaii

Last Updated: September 3, 2021

Situation Summary

  • Hawaii is open and welcoming guests. All incoming guests, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the state’s Safe Travels program. This includes the completion of pre-travel forms and, in some cases, reporting of a negative pre-test taken with a trusted travel partner and uploaded to the state’s Safe Travel 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 10-day quarantine upon arrival on the island. Refer to the “Travel and Testing Requirements” section for details
  • 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 10-day self-isolation order. Refer to the “Travel and Testing Requirements” section for details
  • As of June 15, 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
  • Also as of June 15, 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.
  • Starting July 8, fully vaccinated U.S. travelers flying domestically will be allowed to bypass Hawaii’s quarantine and pre-travel restrictions by uploading proof of vaccination to the Safe Travel websites prior to departure. Travelers must also arrive on the island with a hard copy of their vaccination records.
  • The city and county of Honolulu has passed an emergency order that starts September 13, 2021, and 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. Starting February 5, 2021, travelers from South Korea may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in South Korea. 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. 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 and fill out an online health questionnaire on the Safe Travels website. The website provides step-by-step 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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.
  • This includes the completion of pre-travel forms and, in some cases, 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 10-day quarantine upon arrival on the island.
  • As of June 15, 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.
  • Starting July 8, fully vaccinated U.S. travelers flying domestically will be allowed to bypass Hawaii’s quarantine and pre-travel restrictions by uploading proof of vaccination to the Safe Travel websites 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 10-day self-isolation order.
  • As of June 15, 2021, 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 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/.

South Korean Travelers:

  • Starting February 5, 2021, travelers from South Korea may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 10-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.
  • The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) has approved the use of the COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) conducted by a laboratory authorized by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) in South Korea, for the pre-travel test. Refer to the link below for a complete list of trusted testing partners. (Please note this list is updated on a frequent basis.)
  • 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 and fill out an online health questionnaire 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 persons entering the state of Hawaii to quarantine for 10 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.

Starting July 8, fully vaccinated U.S. travelers flying domestically will be allowed to bypass Hawaii’s quarantine and pre-travel restrictions by uploading proof of vaccination to the Safe Travel websites 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 and fill out an online health questionnaire on the Safe Travels 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 10-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 10-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 10-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 has passed an emergency order that starts September 13, 2021, and 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.

Q: What happens if I’m traveling from Japan?
A: Japanese nationals traveling to Hawaii must abide by 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:

  • 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? Look at previous research
A: South Korean nationals traveling to Hawaii must abide by 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:

  • Starting February 5, 2021, travelers from South Korea may bypass the state of Hawaii’s mandatory 10-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.
  • The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) has approved the use of the COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) conducted by a laboratory authorized by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) in South Korea, for the pre-travel test. Refer to the link below for a complete list of trusted testing partners. (Please note this list is updated on a frequent basis.)
  • 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.