On March 1st, Governor David Ige announced that Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for domestic travelers will come to a close on Friday, March 25, 2022. According to the Department of Health, the state has so far fully vaccinated 76.5% of its population.
Beginning Saturday, March 26, 2022, individuals arriving from the continental United States will not be required to create a Safe Travels account, show their Covid-19 vaccination status, or take a pre-travel test when traveling to the Hawaiian Islands.
While booster shots are not required to travel, we encourage visitors to stay up-to-date on their vaccines, wear their masks, and travel responsibly throughout our islands.John De Fries, Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO
Domestic travelers will not be required to include proof of booster shots. Individuals who received their primary 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
Passengers arriving to Hawaii on direct international flights must still adhere to federal U.S. entry requirements, which include showing proof of an up-to-date vaccination document and negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result taken within one day of travel.
Many of Hawaii’s businesses and visitor industry partners continue to work to get their employees vaccinated to ensure that we can continue to keep Hawaii safeJohn De Fries, Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO
Hawaii implemented its Safe Travels program in October 2020, allowing domestic travelers to skip quarantine if proof of vaccination vaccination or a negative test before traveling were shown. Travel + Leisure reports that the island of Maui has recently dropped its vaccine or test requirement for restaurants and bars. The island of Honolulu is planning to do the same as of March 6th.
Hawaii’s statewide indoor mask mandate remains in place until further notice. On the county level, the County of Kauai, County of Maui, and County of Hawaii have repealed their Covid-19 Emergency Rules.
According to Travel + Leisure, other states have eliminated mask mandates in recent weeks, including Nevada and California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its face mask recommendations for many parts of the country.