CDC pre-travel testing mandate

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Hawaii travel requirements

If you’re traveling from outside of the U.S. directly into Hawaii, there are a number of requirements by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Hawaii that you need to know. See the details below.

The CDC order is effective as of 12:01 a.m. EST on Jan. 26, 2021 / 10:01 p.m. PST on Jan. 25, 2021 / 7:01 p.m. HST on Jan. 25, 2021.

To comply with the CDC order and be exempt from the State of Hawaii mandatory quarantine:

Option for travelers from Japan, South Korea, Canada, or French Polynesia only.

  • Take a state-approved COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to the final scheduled departure into Hawaii.
    • Travelers five (5) years and older will be required to take this test.
    • Children 2-4 years old will be required to take a COVID-19 viral test (NAAT or antigen test) for CDC requirements only.
  • For entry into Hawaii, complete the following:
    • Create a Safe Travels account and submit the travel information required by the State, including the health questionnaire. See additional details about Safe Travels requirements here.
    • Upload the negative test result in PDF format to your Safe Travels account prior to departure. It is also recommended to bring a printed copy.
  • Complete the CDC passenger attestation form at home or during check-in at the airport. Every traveler two (2) years and older will need to submit the form.

To comply with the CDC order and quarantine in Hawaii:

The following must be completed for all travelers two (2) years and older prior to boarding. Upon arrival in Hawaii, you will also need to complete the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine:

  • Take a COVID-19 viral test (NAAT or antigen test) no more than three (3) days prior to the initial scheduled departure into Hawaii. See the CDC order (page 3) for additional requirements for multi-city trips. It is also recommended to bring a printed copy of your negative test result.
  • Create a Safe Travels account and submit the travel information required by the State, including the health questionnaire. See additional details about Safe Travels requirements here.
  • Complete the CDC passenger attestation form at home or during check-in at the airport.
  • Alternatively, if you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days and have met the criteria to end isolation, you can forego the COVID-19 viral test and instead provide documentation of your positive viral test results and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official that states you have been cleared for travel. See specific requirements on page 3 of the CDC’s order.