If you happen to’re planning to travel to Hawaii, right here’s what you’ll must know and anticipate if you wish to go to throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hawaii reopened to guests from inside the USA and a small variety of international locations in October, however guests should present proof of a unfavorable Covid-19 take a look at consequence.
All air passengers entering the United States should now current a unfavorable take a look at consequence. See under for particulars on which take a look at sorts are accepted particularly for the state of Hawaii, together with for Individuals arriving from different states.
What’s on supply
Spectacular browsing, sandy seashores, conventional Pacific tradition and rugged volcanoes — together with the continued eruption of Kīlauea. You will get day by day updates on volcanic exercise from the US Geological Survey here.
Hawaii’s geographical place and proud historical past make it not like anyplace else in the USA.
Who can go
Vacationers from different US states, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are allowed to bypass Hawaii’s necessary 10-day quarantine on most islands by following strict pre-travel testing guidelines (see under).
Past these locations, Hawaii is following CDC guidelines, which means those that have been in Brazil, China, the European Schengen Space, Iran, Eire, South Africa, India and the UK up to now 14 days might be denied entry.
Vacationers from all different international locations should bear a 10-day quarantine. Test the Safe Travels Hawai’i site for particulars because the scenario evolves.
All vacationers should additionally full a Safe Travels Hawaii form, and lots of might want to bear a well being screening on arrival. A few islands additionally require a second Covid-19 take a look at upon arrival.
What are the restrictions?
Hawaii’s journey restrictions change usually.
Presently, all vacationers should both bear a 10-day quarantine or — if touring from a handful of nations (listed above) — keep away from quarantine by presenting a unfavorable take a look at from a “trusted accomplice,” an inventory of which will be discovered on the Hawaii Covid-19 website.
For air vacationers age 5 and over getting into Hawaii from overseas, getting a take a look at from one in all Hawaii’s accepted Trusted Testing Companions might be significantly vital as a result of some exams accepted beneath the US testing entry requirement that went into impact in January wouldn’t permit vacationers to bypass Hawaii’s quarantine.
Vacationers, together with these arriving from the US mainland, should have a unfavorable take a look at consequence earlier than departing on the final leg of their journey to Hawaii. Check outcomes should be uploaded to the Safe Travels Hawaii web site earlier than your flight to the islands or printed out previous to departure with the arduous copy able to current upon arrival. In any other case, you’ll incur the 10-day quarantine.
Maui and Hawaii Island at the moment require a second post-arrival take a look at for trans-Pacific vacationers.
Registration with Safe Travels Hawaii as quickly as flights are booked is necessary for all vacationers older than 18.
Totally vaccinated Hawaii residents touring between counties might bypass pre-travel testing and quarantine beginning Might 11 with CDC proof of vaccination playing cards.
What’s the Covid scenario?
With solely about 35,700 instances and 494 deaths reported as of Might 21, Hawaii has seen comparatively low Covid numbers in contrast with different US states. Strict lockdown measures have been put in place in March 2020 to make sure that the islands weren’t overwhelmed.
What can guests anticipate?
Restrictions differ by island, though there’s a statewide masks mandate for indoor public areas and outside the place social distancing can’t be maintained, which Hawaii Gov. David Ige stated would stay in impact regardless of updated CDC mask guidance.
Oahu has carried out a four-tier system of restrictions. Oahu is about to stay in Tier 3 by way of early June, in line with a current announcement from Mayor Rick Blangiardi. (Tier 4 is the least restrictive).
This implies social gatherings of as much as 10 individuals are allowed. Teams of 10 individuals are allowed in eating places no matter family or dwelling unit. Teams are additionally restricted to 10 individuals at seashores.
Maui, Molokai and Lanai — all in Maui County — permit for gatherings of as much as 5 individuals. Seashores and Maui County Parks are open.
On Hawaii Island, outside gatherings of as much as 25 individuals are permitted so long as masks are worn and social distancing guidelines adopted. Indoor gatherings are restricted to 10 individuals. Seashores are open.
Elevated Covid-19 case counts prompted Kauai to maneuver again from Tier 4 to Tier 3 on Might 6, the place it remained on Might 21. The transfer diminished the indoor social gathering restrict to 5 whereas permitting teams of 25 outside. Eating places and bars are open however restricted to 50% capability indoors. Seashores are open.
Our current protection
What’s it like touring to Hawaii throughout the pandemic? CNN’s Brekke Fletcher wrote about her experience here.
For trip ideas, have a look here. If you happen to’re a closet seaside hater, here are some ideas of what you are able to do. Or take a look on the cats of Lana’i, the place 600 of them reside their finest life.