'Boosters' will NOT be required for Vaccine exemption NO BOOSTER SHOT NEEDED
Governor has decided not to implement the 'booster' policy
On February 8, 2022, Governor David Ige announced that Hawaii's current 'Safe Travels' program will continue unchanged and that domestic travelers will not be required to include proof of COVID-19 booster shots. Individuals who received their primary COVID-19 vaccination series 14 days prior to arrival, or those who provide an acceptable negative pre-travel test, will be exempt from the mandatory five-day quarantine.
"Today's decision by Governor Ige strikes a good balance between protecting public health and safety and continuing the recovery of our economy, which supports so many of our kamaaina families. While booster shots are not required to travel, we encourage visitors to stay up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines, wear their masks, and travel responsibly throughout our islands," said John De Fries, HTA president and CEO. "Many of Hawaii's businesses and visitor industry partners continue to work diligently to get their employees vaccinated and boosted to ensure that we can continue to keep Hawaii safe and to be effective hosts to our visitors. We appreciate everyone taking personal responsibility to mlama (care for) ourselves and one another."
Direct International Travel to Hawaii Starting Nov. 8, 2021
Non-US citizens traveling directly to Hawaii from an international destination must present BOTH a vaccination records AND a negative COVID-19 test result (NAAT or antigen) within three days of boarding a flight to the United States.
US citizens flying directly to Hawaii from an international destination have two options:
1. Fully vaccinated travelers must provide proof of vaccination and present a test taken within three days of boarding flight to US
2. Travelers not fully vaccinated must provide proof of negative COVID-19 test result within one day of boarding flight to US.
There will be no additional State of Hawaii requirements for passengers flying directly into Hawaii from an international destination. The airlines will screen passengers prior to their departure to the US If foreign passengers fail to meet BOTH requirements and if US citizens fail to meet ONE of the two requirements, they will not be allowed to board the flight. Once in Hawaii, the CDC will conduct compliance checks.
Note: Tests do NOT have to be done with Trusted Travel Partners under the new international federal requirements, but they MUST be done with a Trusted Travel Partner for unvaccinated domestic travel.
Non-Direct International Travel to Hawaii
International passengers entering the US from another state in the USA will be treated as domestic travelers when entering the State of Hawaii. The Safe Travels Hawaii program remains in place for domestic travelers.
Current Safe Travels Hawaii requirements for domestic travelers include:
Creating a Safe Travels Hawaii account on a digital device, Entering trip details, Filling out signing a health form.
Currently, travelers may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine in one of two ways:
Upload a vaccination document or Upload a negative NAAT test result.
The test must be taken by a Trusted Travel Partner within three days of departure for the State of Hawaii.
Also, beginning on Nov. 8, the State of Hawaii, in alignment with the federal government, will accept vaccines approved or authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration, and vaccines listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. A list of currently accepted vaccines is posted on the CDC’s website.
Please 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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