Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Hawaii Traveler Information

Interisland Travel

All Interisland Travelers are exempt from the 14-day quarantine.  Go to the State of Hawaii, Department of Health website for Interisland Travel information.

NOTE: Travelers who are subject to the 14-day traveler quarantine are prohibited from interisland travel while in quarantine.

Continental United States and International Travelers

All travelers arriving from the Continental United States and International locations shall continue to complete the following forms truthfully, accurately, and fully:

The Mandatory Travel Declaration form, along with a pictured Government I.D. will be processed by an airport agent after you deplane the aircraft.  The Department of Agriculture form will be collected by the airline’s agent.

General Info

View the COVID-19 informational card to travelers.

View the Order for Exempt Persons.

For questions about exemptions, email [email protected].

View more information from the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation here.


New thermal temperature screening equipment in use at Hawaii’s airports

August 5, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is pleased to announce the thermal temperature screening equipment is now in use to help detect passengers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees and above. MORE>>

Governor Ige Extending 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers

July 17, 2020 – Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th Emergency Proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. MORE>>

Governor Ige announces pre-travel testing program for Hawaii arrivals delayed until September 1

July 13, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until Sept. 1, when the pre-travel testing program is scheduled to begin. MORE>>

Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation, extending 14-day quarantine for travelers entering State of Hawaii

July 17, 2020 – Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th emergency proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. MORE>>

State to launch COVID-19 pre-travel testing program for out-of-state travelers August 1

June 25, 2020 – Beginning Aug. 1, 2020, all trans-Pacific travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will have the option to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawaii. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of the pre-travel test. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport. The Health Department is in the process of developing this program but anticipates requiring an FDA-approved PCR test from a CLIA certified laboratory. These plans are in development and the process and requirements are to be determined in the coming weeks. MORE>>

Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through July — lifting quarantine requirement for interisland travel on June 16

June 10, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed a 9th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the COVID-19 emergency period through July 31. The emergency proclamation lifts the quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers effective 12:01 a.m. on June 16, 2020.   MORE>>

Governor Ige lifting quarantine requirement for interisland travel on June 16

June 3, 2020 – Gov. David Ige announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for interisland travelers, effective June 16.

The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling interisland. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask for health-related information to assist the state in tracking and responding to new COVID-19 cases. MORE>>

Governor Ige outlines re-opening, recovery plan – extends 14-day quarantine for travelers to Hawaii, inter-island travelers

May 18, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30. MORE>>

New Travel Declaration Form and Order for Self-Quarantine Form

May 19, 2020 Update – Mandatory Travel Declaration form has been updated.

May 14, 2020 – The State of Hawai‘i is implementing a new Mandatory Travel Declaration form effective Saturday, May 16, 2020. Every adult traveler, Interisland, International, or Continental U.S. must complete the new Mandatory Travel Declaration form or the forms found on the Safe Travels website (website no longer available).

All travelers shall also complete the revised 14-Day Order For Self Quarantine form.

All arriving International and Continental U.S. travelers shall continue to complete and submit the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Plants and Animal Declaration form.

Safe Travels web application launched

UPDATE May 14, 2020 – The Interisland Declaration Form has been replaced by the Mandatory Travel Declaration Form. A revised 14-Day Order for Self-Quarantine form was released on May 13, 2020.

April 9, 2020 – The State of Hawaii has launched a web application to collect traveler information.  Upon arrival, each traveler can now enter their information directly on the State’s web application at  Safe Travels website (website no longer available).

All interisland travelers that do not have access to digitally submit their information must complete the manual Interisland Declaration Form.

All arriving International and Continental U.S. travelers shall continue to complete and submit the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Plants and Animal Declaration form.

All travelers shall also complete the 14-Day Order For Self Quarantine form.

Governor Ige gives first round of businesses greenlight to re-open

May 5, 2020 – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. Social distancing, travel quarantine requirements remain in place. MORE>>

Governor Ige extends stay-at-home and travel restrictions to end of May

April 25, 2020 – Gov. David Ige signed a a sixth supplemental proclamation  amending and restating prior proclamations and executive orders related to the COVID-19 emergency. The proclamation extends the stay-at-home order across the state including the 14-day quarantine for both visitors and residents entering the state and for inter-island travelers until end of May. MORE>

Improved verification process implemented for airline passengers

April 24, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has implemented improved measures to verify incoming passenger information before they leave the airport to help ensure people are abiding by the traveler quarantine order. The enhanced process is underway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and will begin statewide in the coming days. MORE>>

Governor Ige issues eviction moratorium and enhanced social distancing requirements

April 17, 2020 – Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency supplementary proclamation that includes an eviction moratorium — which prevents any eviction from a residential dwelling for failure to pay rent. In addition, the supplementary proclamation enhances social distancing requirements, ordering the closure of all state beaches in Hawai‘i and restricting recreational boating, hiking and fishing outings to no more than two people unless the group is from the same residential family. MORE>>

Governor Ige issues emergency order requiring self-quarantine for inter-island travelers

March 31, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1. All who travel inter-island will be required to fill out and sign an Interisland Declaration Form. It will include: Name; residential address; contact telephone number; and destination information. They must also indicate the purpose of their travel. MORE>>

Governor Ige orders mandatory 14-day quarantine for all individuals arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi

March 21, 2020 – Gov. David Y. Ige issued a second supplemental emergency proclamation ordering all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The mandate — the first such action in the nation — applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental U.S. and international destinations and extends to other private and commercial aircrafts. MORE>>

Additional hand sanitizer dispensers installed at airports statewide to help fight COVID-19

March 12, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is installing 250 hand sanitizing dispensers with more than 12,000 boxes of anti-bacterial solution that will be placed in high passenger volume areas throughout the airports statewide. MORE>>


COVID-19 Proclamations by Governor Ige


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