Travel to Hawaii during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go


If you’re planning to travel to Hawaii, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The latest
On December 17, the Hawai’i Department of Health urged people on the islands to exercise caution as Covid-19 surged.

On December 24, the Biden administration announced it would lift the travel ban on eight southern Africa nations at 12:01 a.m. December 31 (see more below).

The basics
Hawaii has aligned its entry policy for international travelers with federal policy for air travelers that went effect on November 8, requiring international arrivals to be fully vaccinated and have a negative Covid-19 test result.

Since December 6, all inbound international travelers 2 and older are required to test within one day of departure for the United States, regardless of vaccination status. This does not affect domestic travel.

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