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Last Updated: March 3, 2021, at 12:00 pm HST

As you may know, new stories seem to break almost daily about updates and changes to Hawaii's travel policies, trusted partners that are being added/updated, new travel restrictions being put in place, or county tiers updating to reflect new COVID-19 numbers. This page was created to cover what's happening day-by-day in Hawaii in regards to COVID-19 and the state of Hawaii travel.

Each time there are pertinent Hawaii travel news updates worth sharing with travelers, we'll be sure to update this page.

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Published on: 03-03-2021
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The Most Important Recent Stories
  • On March 2nd, the latest news on Kauai is that the island will rejoin the statewide Safe Travels program, starting April 5, 2021. The governor must approve the request, but we believe this will almost certainly occur. The resort bubble program would also terminate on April 5th according to the latest news. We'll update once this is formally approved by Governor Ige.
  • Currently, passengers on both Delta and United flights which are traveling nonstop from LA International Airport (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) will be able to securely link their negative COVID-19 test results via Clear's Health Pass and verify their identity, making it simple for Hawaii officials to identify travelers approved to avoid the state's current mandatory 10-day quarantine. During the initial pilot program of Health Pass, the app will only be available on both Delta and United flights between LAX and HNL. However, we believe it could continue to be rolled out to other routes/carriers in the future. See our Hawaii Vaccination & Health Passport page for more information.
  • According to Beat of Hawaii, House Bill 1286 has been introduced by Scott Saiki, speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives along with other members. If passed, the decisions on Hawaii travel, its Safe Travels program, and all current and future rules related to vaccination travel would be made for all islands at the statewide level.
    • Most critically, House Bill 1286 says that "This Act shall take precedence over all conflicting statutes concerning this subject matter and shall preempt all contrary laws, ordinances, rules, orders, or proclamations adopted by the State, a county, or any department or agency thereof."
    • As of mid-February 2021, Honolulu Civil Beat is reporting that the proposal to scrap Kauai's two-test protocol for arriving travelers recently won preliminary approval in two House committees. The measure, introduced by House Speaker Scott Saiki, would prevent Kauai from requiring the extra test to travelers and create a more uniform, statewide, approach to Hawaii Safe Travels.
    • We're continuing to monitor this story closely and will provide updates as they are available to us.
  • United Airlines Hawaii-bound passengers with a valid and negative COVID-19 test can now show results before boarding. This 'pre-clear' option, which joins Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines, saves time and helps avoid additional document screening upon arrival. Participating airline passengers will receive a 'Pre-Clear' wristband after verifying their documents before boarding their flight to Hawaii. It will be available for passengers on United's 110 weekly flights to Hawaii. Read more at Beat of Hawaii.
  • A mandatory contact tracing requirement is now in effect for all travelers from both the mainland and interisland to Maui. All travelers to Maui must download the AlohaSafe Alert App on their mobile phones. Failure to do so will result in mandatory 10-day quarantine. See our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page and the Maui Special Notice section for additional information.
  • Inter-county travelers to Kauai are currently allowed to participate in the state of Hawaii's Safe Travels program. They can be exempt from the 10-day travel quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no less than 72 hours before intercounty travel. This is only for inter-county travel and does not apply to any transpacific travel.
  • In late December 2020, Governor Ige approved Kauai Mayor Kawakami's request to implement a pre-and-post-travel testing program for visitors who stay in "resort bubble" hotels. It will allow travelers who participate in the program to enjoy the resort amenities for the first three days of their vacation until they can take their post-travel test. Once the post-travel test shows they are COVID-free, they will be released from quarantine and can leave the "resort bubble."
  • Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park began a surprise eruption on December 20th, and it continues to erupt currently. If you’re on Hawaii Island and want to get a glimpse of the eruption, then you're in luck: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open for visitors. We're also posting eruption updates regularly as the situation continues to develop at Kilauea Volcano.
  • We've received word that Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, who is both a physician and is in charge of Hawaii's Safe Travels program, has recently said that he would ask the governor to approve travel both trans-Pacific and interisland for anyone who has had a COVID vaccination without further requirements starting "Spring" or possibly later in 2021. We'll continue to monitor this developing story closely, and we'll post updates on our Hawaii COVID-19 Travel & Vaccination page.

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Week of February 28th - March 6th

Updates for Wednesday - March 3, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since February 15th. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since February 1st. No additional international partners have been added since February 15th. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Today, March 3rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 20 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 7 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,640 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,991; Maui: 2,240; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,248; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 843; and cases pending, 0. 441 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,885 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 640 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 2nd, a total of 9,284 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,376 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,140 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,257 arrivals on Oahu, 2,152 arrivals on Maui, 926 arrivals on the Big Island, and 41 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 540,535 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 203,473 travelers to Oahu, 222,748 travelers to Maui, 86,353 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 27,966 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - March 2, 2021
  • Today, March 2nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 35 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 18 on Oahu, 13 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,623 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,984; Maui: 2,231; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 182; Hawaii island: 2,248; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 843; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,875 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 647 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 1st, a total of 11,865 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,809 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,468 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,948 arrivals on Oahu, 2,742 arrivals on Maui, 1,032 arrivals on the Big Island, and 87 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 540,535 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 203,473 travelers to Oahu, 222,748 travelers to Maui, 86,353 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 27,966 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Monday- March 1, 2021
  • Today, March 1st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 29 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 17 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,588 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,966; Maui: 2,218; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,245; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 841; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,873 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 630 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 28th, a total of 10,501 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,967 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,616 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,316 arrivals on Oahu, 2,543 arrivals on Maui, 1,044 arrivals on the Big Island, and 64 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 540,535 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 203,473 travelers to Oahu, 222,748 travelers to Maui, 86,353 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 27,966 travelers to Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday- February 28, 2021
  • Today, February 28th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 60 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 36 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,559 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,949; Maui: 2,210; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,244; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 838; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,869 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 636 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 27th, a total of 12,388 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,944 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,122 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,783 arrivals on Oahu, 3,482 arrivals on Maui, 1536 arrivals on the Big Island, and 143 arrivals on Kauai.

Week of February 21st - February 27th

Updates for Saturday - February 27, 2021
  • Today, February 27th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 106 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 21 on Oahu, 75 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,503 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,913; Maui: 2,196; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,240; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 836; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,865 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 623 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 26th, a total of 11016 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6854 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1046 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2616 arrivals on Oahu, 2995 arrivals on Maui, 1119 arrivals on the Big Island, and 124 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - February 26, 2021
  • Today, February 26th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 44 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 23 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,399 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,892; Maui: 2,121; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,237; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 831; and cases pending, 0. 437 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,862 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 613 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 25th, a total of 12,398 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,417 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,250 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 3,423 arrivals on Oahu, 2,752 arrivals on Maui, 1,161 arrivals on the Big Island, and 81 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - February 25, 2021
  • Today, February 25th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 45 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 24 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,358 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,869; Maui: 2,106; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 182; Hawaii island: 2,237; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 829; and cases pending, 0. 435 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,858 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 634 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 24th, a total of 10,561 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,309 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,150 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,716 arrivals on Oahu, 2,613 arrivals on Maui, 936 arrivals on the Big Island, and 44 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - February 24, 2021
  • From February 18th until February 24th - due to ongoing storm events across the nation, Hawaii's Safe Travels Program will temporarily be accepting valid test results within a timeframe of 96 hours (four days) instead of the regular 72 hours (three days). This applies only to travelers arriving from the U.S. mainland. The protocols will return to normal on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Acceptable tests must continue to be from a Trusted Testing Partner, the correct type, and results must have been received prior to boarding.
  • Today, February 24th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 50 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 16 on Oahu, 24 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,320 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,845; Maui: 2,095; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 182; Hawaii island: 2,236; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 827; and cases pending, 0. 435 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,848 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 684 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 23rd, a total of 8,394 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,563 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,271 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 1,818 arrivals on Oahu, 1,911 arrivals on Maui, 796 arrivals on the Big Island, and 38 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - February 23, 2021
  • Today, February 23rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 47 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 27 on Oahu, 17 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,270 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,829; Maui: 2,071; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 181; Hawaii island: 2,234; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 820; and cases pending, 0. 431 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,840 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 693 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 22nd, a total of 10,140 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,379 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,598 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,221 arrivals on Oahu, 2,285 arrivals on Maui, 831 arrivals on the Big Island, and 42 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - February 22, 2021
  • Today, February 22nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 52 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 19 on Oahu, 27 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,223 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,802; Maui: 2,054; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 181; Hawaii island: 2,234; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 817; and cases pending, 0. 431 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,832 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 683 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 21st, a total of 9,733 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,534 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,381 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,065 arrivals on Oahu, 2,520 arrivals on Maui, 891 arrivals on the Big Island, and 58 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - February 21, 2021
  • Today, February 21st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 68 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 32 on Oahu, 28 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,174 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,783; Maui: 2,027; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,232; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 817; and cases pending, 0. 431 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,832 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 664 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 20th, a total of 12,729 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 8,164 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,115 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,864 arrivals on Oahu, 3,689 arrivals on Maui, 1,500 arrivals on the Big Island, and 111 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of February 14th - February 20th

Updates for Saturday - February 20, 2021
  • Today, February 20th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 59 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 35 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,107 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,751; Maui: 1,999; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,228; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 814; and cases pending, 0. 430 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1830 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 668 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 19th, a total of 11,815 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,188 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,180 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,694 arrivals on Oahu, 3,294 arrivals on Maui, 1,137 arrivals on the Big Island, and 63 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - February 19, 2021
  • Today, February 19th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 50 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 21 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 4 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,048 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,716; Maui: 1,987; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,226; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 804; and cases pending, 0. 430 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,815 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 722 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 18th, a total of 11,988 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,337 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1078 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 3,353 arrivals on Oahu, 2,658 arrivals on Maui, 1,258 arrivals on the Big Island, and 68 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - February 18, 2021
  • Today, February 18th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 67 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 45 on Oahu, 6 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,000 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,695; Maui: 1,966; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,224; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 800; and cases pending, 0. 428 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,806 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 769 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 17th, a total of 9,885 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,932 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,046 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,431 arrivals on Oahu, 2,504 arrivals on Maui, 949 arrivals on the Big Island, and 48 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - February 17, 2021
  • Today, February 17th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 29 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 17 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, -1 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,935 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,650; Maui: 1,960; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 26; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,217; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 795; and cases pending, 0. 427 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,804 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 810 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 16th, a total of 8,900 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,905 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,230 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 1,967 arrivals on Oahu, 2,013 arrivals on Maui, 887 arrivals on the Big Island, and 38 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - February 16, 2021
  • Today, February 16th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 17 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 13 on Oahu, 3 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,906 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21633; Maui: 1,950; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,216; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 793; and cases pending, 0. 426 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,800 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 850 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 15th, a total of 11,591 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,870 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,484 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 2,918 arrivals on Oahu, 2,721 arrivals on Maui, 1,173 arrivals on the Big Island, and 58 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - February 15, 2021
  • CLEAR (beginning February 18, 2021) and DLS Guam were both added to the domestic U.S. Trusted Partners list on 02/15/21. Bartell Drugs was removed from the list. Several International partners for Japan were also added/removed and we have updated the list accordingly.
  • Today, February 15th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 35 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 23 on Oahu, 7 on Maui, -90 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,889 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,620; Maui: 1,947; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,216; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 792; and cases pending, 0. 426 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,800 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 895 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 14th, a total of 14,265 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 9,435 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,029 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4,334 arrivals on Oahu, 3,461 arrivals on Maui, 1,576 arrivals on the Big Island, and 64 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - February 14, 2021
  • Today, February 14th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 48 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 36 on Oahu, 4 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,856 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,597; Maui: 1,940; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 26; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,216; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 790; and cases pending, 0. 426 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,796 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 949 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 13th, a total of 16,321 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,983 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 899 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4,688 arrivals on Oahu, 5,035 arrivals on Maui, 2,069 arrivals on the Big Island, and 191 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Older Hawaii travel updates will appear further down this page. We will be posting the most recent updates at the top of the page each day, and archiving older material as needed/appropriate.

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  • The daily trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system and is courtesy of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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The following resources have been compiled by GoUS Hawaii to better assist travelers in navigating the various restrictions and state-approved test requirements for visiting Hawaii during the COVID pandemic. If you have questions, we are always happy to assist, and you can contact us anytime. You may also want to direct your questions to an official state resource, and we've compiled an updated list of Hawaii Official COVID-19 Contacts for travelers, including phone numbers and email addresses when applicable.

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