Hawaii's Travel Restrictions JULY 2021
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Travel Restrictions & Requirements Hi-lighted from the article include: Hawaii 10-day Trans-Pacific Quarantine in effect until further notice Currently, there are Hawaii Travel Restrictions in effect for all the major Hawaiian Islands, including the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii (the Big Island), Molokai, and Lanai. This includes trans-Pacific travel restrictions required for all travelers not currently vaccinated within Hawaii; or within the U.S., beginning July 8, 2021.
Governor Ige has now announced that beginning July 8, 2021, the state will allow travelers vaccinated in the U.S. to skip quarantine without getting a COVID test prior to traveling to Hawaii. The exemption is for those vaccinated in all US states and territories. This exemption already currently exists for those vaccinated within Hawaii, as of June 15, 2021; more information is included below. Additionally, as of June 15, 2021, the inter-island restrictions have now officially ended between all islands. At this time, there is a 10-day quarantine restriction for all in-bound visitors to the Hawaiian Islands; with an exemption available to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated in accordance with the vaccine policies outlined on this page. Currently, for those who do not qualify for an existing vaccine exemption, there is a pre-travel testing option that will allow travelers an alternative, allowing them to bypass Hawaii's quarantine restrictions, as long as they bring along proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a state-approved trusted testing partner. All travelers must have their negative test results within 72 hours prior to the final leg of departure as an alternative to Hawaii's 10-day mandatory quarantine. If you are still trying to decide which Hawaii Island to visit, the following information should aid you in making the best choices.
For all travelers who do not get properly tested, or who have not been vaccinated in accordance with the current vaccine exemptions, Hawaii Governor David Ige mandates all visitors arriving in the Hawaiian Islands to self-quarantine for 10 days, meaning all passengers traveling to Hawaii (visitors and returning residents) must self-quarantine for 10 days following their arrival. The culture of the Hawaiian Islands promotes kuleana (responsibility) and aloha (love, peace, and compassion). Now that travelers can once again enjoy the in