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COVID-19 has change how we operate. Now more than ever, we have to make safety a priority. If you plan to visit Hawaii, some measures have been put in place to protect the Hawaiians and the people visiting.
 
On this episode, we’ll be looking at how to travel to Hawaii safely. I will be sharing five steps on traveling safely to Hawaii, and I will answer some of the frequently asked questions.
Listen in and learn.
 

Steps on Safe Travels to Hawaii

 
  1. Select a COVID test option: Before taking a Covid test, make sure the site is one of Hawaii’s approved testing sites. To get a list of the approved test sites, visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/
    • To avoid a 10-day quarantine, you’re going to need a first test negative to COVID 19.
  2. Take the test no more than 72 hours before the last leg departure
    • This step can be a little confusing. When booking your test, make sure you book it for 72 hours before the last leg departure. If you’re connecting flights, it is essential to make sure that you consider your last flight. You do not want to risk getting stranded. It’s important to note that every person traveling needs to have an email account to receive their test results. Children 5 years and old are not exempt.
  3. Create an account on the state of Hawaii Safe Travels website https://travel.hawaii.gov
    • Every adult traveling to Hawaii needs to have an account on https://travel.hawaii.gov If there are children traveling, you can lump them into one of the parent’s accounts.
    • Input your flight information: Be sure to input your travel details so you’ll be ready to upload your test results.
  4. Upload your negative test results to your Safe Travels account
    • Once you have your negative results, it’s essential to upload them to your account(s) so that you can be exempt from the 10-day quarantine. Once you get your exemption status, be sure to print and bring a physical copy of your test results before your flight. You will be asked to show your test results once you land.
  5. Present the QR code from your phone of your test results once you land
    • You will be required to show your QR code once you land. Be sure to keep the QR code of your negative test results handy because rental car companies will ask for it. The hotel you’re staying at will more than likely ask for it. So, stay logged into your https://travel.hawaii.gov account and have it ready. Also, have a hard copy just in case, and always have your ID ready, your state-issued government ID ready.
  6. Bonus Point: Be sure to shop small, support local, be respectful, and travel with Aloha. 
 

Resources

HawaiiCovid19.com/travel
Kauai.gov/COVID-19
Interview with Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor Josh Green
Safe Travels Account

The Vault At-Home COVID Test
The Vault – Best Practices

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Bryan Murphy
Bryan Murphy

Bryan Murphy, owner of Hawaii’s Best Travel, is a certified Hawaii destination expert from the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. He actively participates in the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau as a member and has a strong educational background focused on local culture and sustainability. As the host of “Hawaii’s Best Travel,” a top-30 US travel podcast, Bryan combines his years of experience with valuable insights. He connects with a broad online community, reaching nearly half a million people, and offers a richer, more responsible way to experience Hawaii.