Hawaii Vaccination Exemption + Rules for Travel
Last Updated: March 26, 2022
'Safe Travels' has concluded as of March 26th for domestic U.S. travelers
According to Governor Ige, the state of Hawaii will drop the current 'Safe Travels' program for domestic U.S. travelers at midnight on March 25, 2022.
That now means as of March 26th, domestic travelers to Hawaii will no longer need to fill out online forms via Safe Travels, no longer have to worry about QR codes, no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, and ultimately, there won't be any additional requirements or restrictions to fly to Hawaii on a domestic flight.
More information, including all travel advisories, and the steps for international travelers can be found on our Hawaii Travel Updates page.
All of the following information is now for historical purposes only!
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Information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine exemption requirements for Hawaii Travelers
Last Updated: March 8, 2022, at 5:00 pm HST
We continue to receive numerous inquiries about Hawaii's policy regarding travelers who have been vaccinated, and who now potentially have received a 'booster' shot as well. What are the current rules and requirements? What will the rules be regarding 'boosters' in Hawaii? When do these new rules for vaccinated travelers take effect? We are continuing to monitor this topic closely, and we have included everything we currently know below.
'Boosters' will NOT be required for Vaccine exemption
Governor Ige has now officially decided not to implement the policy
On February 8, 2022, Governor David Ige announced that Hawaii's current Safe Travels program will continue unchanged at this time, that domestic travelers will not be required to include proof of COVID-19 booster shots. Individuals who received their primary COVID-19 vaccination series 14 days prior to arrival, or those who provide an acceptable negative pre-travel test, will continue to be exempt from the mandatory five-day quarantine.
"Today's decision by Governor Ige strikes a good balance between protecting public health and safety and continuing the recovery of our economy which supports so many of our kamaaina families. While booster shots are not required to travel, we encourage visitors to stay up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines, wear their masks, and travel responsibly throughout our islands," said John De Fries, HTA president, and CEO. "Many of Hawaii's businesses and visitor industry partners continue to work diligently to get their employees vaccinated and boosted to ensure that we can continue to keep Hawaii safe and to be effective hosts to our visitors. We appreciate everyone taking personal responsibility to mālama (care for) ourselves and one another."
We'll keep this page updated accordingly with 2022 updates.
Hawaii's local vaccination + 'booster' rate
As of March 8, 2022, Hawaii had a statewide vaccination rate of 76.6%, with 37.7% 'boosted,' according to local state data from the Hawaii Department of Health.
Oahu & Maui end their 'Vaccine Pass' programs
Oahu ended 'Vaccine Pass' requirement on March 6, 2022
Honolulu’s Mayor has now announced that the program requiring vaccination or testing for access to dining, bars, and gyms has ended, effective March 6, 2022. This brings Oahu in line with Maui, which dropped its vaccine policy on Feb. 21st. The ‘Safe Access Oahu’ program, which went into effect in the fall of 2021, as Covid cases were on the rise, will now officially conclude. Beginning March 6th, it will be up to each individual business as to whether or not they will ask for proof of vaccination or testing.
Maui has ended its 'Vaccine Pass' requirement
Maui has now officially eliminated its vaccine or test requirements for customers of restaurants, bars and gyms as of on Monday (February 21, 2022). Patrons to these Maui county establishments will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test for indoor service.
More details about these new programs can be found on our page for Hawaii Vaccine Passports →
Maui has dropped the 'booster' requirement for establishments
As of February 7, 2022, Maui County has now ended its requirement that customers at bars, restaurants, and gyms show proof of receiving a 'booster' shot to be considered fully vaccinated. Maui Mayor Mike Victorino has previously said had made the change because COVID infections have been on the decline. Previously, Maui county had implemented the new rule effective on January 24, 2022.
Information Disclaimer: Details and information on this page, including dates, may change on a day-by-day basis. While we will be making every effort to keep these pages relevant and up to date, the decision to travel is ultimately your own responsibility. Please travel safely and keep an eye on our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page for more information.