Traveling to Hawaii During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Guidelines for Traveling to Hawaii During the Covid-19 Pandemic

(Article Updated Jan 2023)**

Both the safe travels program and the state wide mask mandate ended on March 25th, 2022.

Hawaii is currently welcoming visitors to the Aloha State without any Covid travel requirements.

In March of 2020 the Governor of Hawaii enacted a mandatory quarantine on all visitors and residents arriving in the state, as of March 25, 2022, two years later, that order and all of the Covid related travel restrictions have finally been lifted. Travelers arriving after March 2022 can fly into Hawaii without testing, without using safe travels, and without Covid travel restrictions.

Inter-Island Travel

As of June 15th, 2021 inter-island travel restrictions were lifted for everyone, local, visitor, vaccinated, and unvaccinated.

International Travel

International travelers must follow any current United States Federal Travel Guidelines for traveling into the country. The requirement for a Covid test for international visitors arriving in the United States was dropped June 12, 2022.

What Rules are in Place when you get to Hawaii

As of March 2022 the individual island Mayors announced that all County Covid restrictions have been dropped as well. The state mandate expired on March 25th 2022, so there are effectively, no Covid restrictions left on the general public in Hawaii. Some schools, nursing facilities, and medical centers will still require masks to help protect at risk groups. Individual businesses may still require masks, but after March 2022 it is a business decision not a state mandate.

What’s Open In Hawaii

The recovery is in full swing and all businesses have been allowed to reopen at this time. Most of the businesses you may need while visiting are operating fully. Your normal day-to-day grocery, gas and large retail stores are all open. Hotels, shops and restaurants are fully open (there are still some staffing shortages, so make reservations when possible). You will notice that many of our small boutique stores did not survive the closure, so make sure to support the small local shops when you can!


Hotels and Motels across Hawaii Island are reopened at this time. If you need further details, please contact the specific property directly.

Attractions and Activities

Most visitor attractions and activities are fully reopened. While we are working our way through our guide to update hours of operation and closures, much has changed during the pandemic, so please call the specific business to see what days they are operating. Many of our larger annual events have been rescheduled, converted to smaller ticketed events, or gone to online formats, please check with the individual organizer.

We will continue to update this article when new information becomes available.

~ A Hui Hou

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