Hawai‘i’s New Tightened Restrictions on Trans-Pacific and International Travel Starts Today
November 24, 2020, 7:13 AM HST · Updated November 24, 7:13 AM
Governor David Ige signed a 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation requiring all transpacific travelers to have a negative test result from a trusted travel partner before their departure for the State of Hawai‘i, in order to bypass the 14-day quarantine. The new policy takes effect today, Tuesday, Nov. 24, as COVID cases surge on the mainland.
“We are implementing this added layer of safety in response to the dramatically increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the continental United States and around the world. The health of our residents and visitors is our primary concern, especially as more people travel to our state during the holidays,” said Gov. Ige.
Travelers heading to Hawai‘i must upload their negative test result to the Safe Travels system prior to departure or, as an alternative to uploading, bring a hard copy of their negative test result with them when boarding their flight.
The policy change means that test results will not be accepted once a traveler arrives in Hawai‘i. Travelers who did not have a negative test result prior to departing for Hawai‘i, must self-quarantine for 14 days, without exception.
Post-arrival testing and results will also not be accepted once a traveler has arrived in the State of Hawai‘i.
This policy change applies to domestic transpacific flights and flights from international locations in which pre-travel testing programs are in place. It does not apply to inter-county travelers.
The 16th emergency proclamation is posted at https://governor.hawaii.gov/emergency-proclamations/
Travelers who want to avoid Hawaii’s 14-day mandatory quarantine must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test starting Oct. 15. The state’s new trans-Pacific pre-travel testing program requires passengers 5 and older to take a nucleic acid amplification test from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified laboratory within 72 hours from the final leg of departure. A trained professional must observe all tests. Only test results from “trusted testing partners” approved by the state Department of Health will be accepted.
Trusted testing partners announced Wednesday are the following:
• AFC Urgent Care
• Carbon Health
• CityHealth Urgent Care
• CVS Health
• Hawaiian Airlines
• Kaiser Permanente (for members only)
• Quest Diagnostics
• Southwest Airlines
• United Airlines
• Vault Health
“The test has to come from one of these trusted partners,” Green said Wednesday. “This is important, everyone, please focus on this. These trusted partners have already worked through all the details with our Department of Health to make sure that’s the test we accept.”
Registration instructions and costs can be found on the partners’ websites.
The pre-travel testing program adds another “layer of protection” to the Safe Travels mandatory online health questionnaire, airport temperature screening and improved contact tracing efforts, the state said.
Links and more information for travelers seeking a pre-travel test and a list of approved trusted testing partners can be found at the website HawaiiCovid19.com.
What do I need to do to qualify for pre-approval testing?
U.S. travelers must complete the following steps before entering Hawaii’s participating islands:
All U.S. travelers 18 and older must register through the mandatory Hawaii Safe Travels online program
Within 72 hours of departure time, each traveler 5 or older must undergo an approved COVID-19 test with negative results through Hawaii’s trusted testing and travel partners
24 hours prior to departure, complete the health questionnaire on your Safe Travels account
Comply with all social distancing and mask requirements during travel, including in-flight
All incoming Hawaii travelers must pass thermal temperature checks and facial-imaging technology upon arrival
Produce the Safe Travels QR code to local officials upon arrival in Hawaii
Pre-travel testing will allow healthy tourists to avoid the mandatory 14-day quarantine with some exceptions if they have a qualified negative COVID-19 test no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives. Additionally, travelers arriving in Hawaii will have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must fill out a travel and health form.
If you are planning on making your way back home to the islands or planning a visit in the near future, here are some updates on the Hawai'i travel restrictions and protocol.
We invite you to start booking your travel now at www.beachrentalswestmaui.com and are happy to answer any questions you may have. If COVID-19 restrictions prevent travel after booking your trip, we will work with you on rescheduling your vacation with full credit towards a future stay (within one year from the original booking date).
If you have specific questions about Hawaii’s COVID-19 travel policy, please visit https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/
This site is updated regularly with the latest information.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
You can find additional information at the links below:
Hawaii Department of Transportation: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/coronavirus/
Maui County Covid-19 Updates: https://www.mauicounty.gov/2370/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Information
Maui Now News Network: https://mauinow.com/category/coronavirus/
State of Hawaii Covid-19 Website: https://hawaiicovid19.com/
Safe Travels: https://safetravels.hawaii.gov/
Travel Information and Interisland Travel Forms: https://health.hawaii.gov/travel/
If you are looking to book a trip now, please consider some of these best practices:
Consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance may provide coverage for illness due to COVID-19 should you be diagnosed and prevented from travel at the time of your departure. It may not provide coverage for travel bans, shelter in place orders, or fear of travel. Be sure to carefully read the policy coverage for details.
Cancel your booking dates through your rental agent. . In the event that you need to cancel, your reservation may be eligible for a refund depending on the owner’s cancellation policy. To view the cancellation policy, go into your copy of RENTAL AGREEMENT.
Consider rescheduling your reservation. You can request to modify your dates from your rental agent or by communicating directly with the owner or property manager through our secure messaging system.
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