Hawaii Vaccination & Health Passports
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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'Vaccine/Health Passport' provides verification to travel until 3/26/22
Last Updated: March 8, 2022, at 4:30 pm HST
The challenges of tracking and providing proof of vaccinations from what continues to be countless providers/locations remain a lot different than the original 'Safe Travels' program that helps track negative pre-travel testing. The U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) and CDC have issued a COVID-19 vaccination card to track individual vaccinations. Hawaii has currently proceeded using that method for verification of vaccine "passport" travel. The DoD has called its card the "simplest" method of tracking vaccinations while also saying, "Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had... Let's do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone's going to get that."
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'Vaccine Pass' program on Oahu & Maui
Previously required for dining-in at local establishments on Oahu & Maui
Oahu 'Vaccine Pass' & Safe Access Oahu program details
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 'Vaccine Pass' program details
Maui ended its 'Vaccine Pass' requirement
Maui has officially eliminated its vaccine or test requirements for customers of restaurants, bars and gyms as of 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.
Maui has dropped the booster requirement to be considered "fully vaccinated"
As of February 7, 2022, Maui County has now dropped its requirement that customers at bars, restaurants, and gyms show proof of receiving a 'booster' shot to be considered fully vaccinated. Previously, Maui county had implemented the new rule effective on January 24, 2022.
No statewide 'booster' requirement for Vaccine exemption
Governor Ige decides not to implement the potential 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.
Travel update for all International Travelers
Updated Rules have gone into effect
New rules and requirements went into place on December 6, 2021, for International Travelers and for U.S. citizens flying from International Destinations, when the State of Hawaii began welcoming international travelers under updated federal requirements.
NON-U.S. citizens traveling directly to Hawaii from an international destination must present BOTH a vaccination record AND a negative COVID-19 test result (NAAT or antigen) within three days (within one day beginning December 6, 2021) of boarding a flight to the United States.
See our Travel Restrictions page and the section for International Travel for full details.
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