Hawaii Tourism door wide open

  1. This was announced at a press conference that just concluded at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
  2. The state confirmed that Hawaii’s efforts are not being done in coordination with federal authority guidelines.
  3. Travelers vaccinated in the US or its territories may participate in the program starting on the 15th day after second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or U.S. Territories may participate in the exception program starting on the 15th day after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine — or starting the 15th day after they’ve received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

When asked by eTurboNews, it was made clear that vaccination passes are not accepted by foreign authorities.

Hawaii-bound travelers will need to upload one of three vaccination documents to a Safe Travels Hawaii account they set up, prior to traveling to the islands. One of the following documents must be uploaded:

  • A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
  • VAMS (Vaccination Administration Management System) printout.
  • DOD DD Form 2766C.

The Safe Travels digital platform will ask for an online legal attestations on its website to confirm the uploaded documentation is true and accurate.

Travelers should bring a hard copy of their vaccination documentation to show screeners at the gate prior to boarding and/or upon arrival in Hawaii. Screeners will review and verify the vaccination documents, match photo IDs, name, and DOB, as well as confirm that the attestations are signed.

Children under 5 years old are not required to test and will not be quarantined if traveling with an adult who has a pre-travel test exception or a vaccination exception.

Spokesperson for the Hawaii Dept. of Transportation

International Travelers

Anyone arriving in the United States with valid testing from another country is not automatically accepted for travel to Hawaii.

A test has to be administrated from an approved facility in the United States making it technically impossible to go on a through flight from a foreign country without stopping for a day or more to get the test and avoid quarantine.

There are approved facilities in Japan making it the only international exception.