Hawaii Official COVID-19 Contacts
Help Desk & Frequently Asked Questions
As you may know, the Hawaii response to COVID-19 by the different counties/islands has created a patchwork of emergency rules, orders, travel restrictions, and proclamations. Naturally, we recognize this may cause some confusion to visitors. We've included contact information, useful links, and additional resources below that should help potential Hawaii travelers with their questions.
Hawaii's re-opening has honestly been an evolving process with regular rule/pre-test changes and a frequent 'drip-drip-drip' of ongoing updates. We recognize these updates and changes can confuse potential travelers, and we want to reassure our readers that we are continuing to closely monitor this situation. We will regularly provide additional updates, from official sources, on this website as more information becomes available to us. We also encourage our readers to sign up for our weekly emails on Hawaii Travel updates and other developments.
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Hawaii State Contacts & FAQ
Have COVID-19 questions related to Hawaii travel?
- Travel-related questions: call GoHawaii at 1-800-464-2924.
- Health & human services: call Aloha United Way at 2-1-1.
- Quarantine & Isolation: call Hawaii CARES at 1-800-753-6879 (this number is for Hawaii residents ONLY)
- Official Hawaii State website for COVID-19 Information: https://hawaiicovid19.com/
Who do I contact for issues with the Safe Travels Hawaii Program?
Check out the Safe Travels Hawaii Program Help page for questions about the online application form or issues with the app.
If you need additional assistance with logging in or any technical issues, call the Safe Travels Hawaii Program Service Desk toll-free at 1-855-599-0888 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Domestic and international callers are accepted.
If I have recovered from COVID-19, but still test positive for the virus, do I still have to quarantine?
In order to qualify for a COVID-19 exemption to the 10-day quarantine, you must submit the following two pieces of information:
- A copy of a positive molecular COVID-19 test (NAAT or PCR) from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory taken no more than 90 days and no less than 11 days prior to your departure date.
- A signed letter from a medical provider stating that you have not exhibited symptoms and are fully recovered – this letter must be signed at least 10 days after your positive test and no more than 14 days from your departure date.
To request an exemption, go to https://ag.hawaii.gov/travelexemption. Please allow a week for processing.
More information on the current COVID-19 rules & restrictions, including for each Hawaiian county/island, can be found on our updated page for Hawaii Travel Restrictions →
Additional information on Hawaii's policy for vaccinated travelers, including Vaccination 'Passport' Travel, can be found in our article: Hawaii Travel & COVID Vaccinations →
Additional information on Hawaii's re-opening process, along with a frequently updated traveler FAQ, can be found in our article: Hawaii Reopening to Visitors - What you need to know →
Hawaii pre-travel testing information, requirements, official state partners, and related costs can be found in our article: Hawaii COVID-19 Testing Procedures & Requirements →
Hawaii official state partners for the trans-Pacific and inter-island travel tests can be found on our: Hawaii Trusted Travel Partners and Related Costs →
What's Open, Closed, and Reopening Soon in Hawaii?
Now that visitors can once again enjoy Hawaii's remarkable natural beauty, great open spaces, unique experiences, and signature hospitality, we've created a new article to cover everything you need to know about What is Open, Closed, or Reopening Soon →
On that page, we've compiled a list of all the major Hawaii resorts, hotels, b&b's, inns, and attractions that have already reopened or plan too soon, and their reopening dates when applicable.
Latest Hawaii COVID-19 Travel News & Headlines
We've also created a new page dedicated to the day-by-day updates that are occurring with Hawaii's reopening process: Hawaii COVID-19 Travel News & Headlines →