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COVID 19 and your trip to Hawaiʻi

The information on this page is primarily meant for people with concerns about traveling to Hawaiʻi. While we cannot give you definitive answers, we can provide you with up-to-date information about the current status of the Coronavirus in Hawai‘i, and discuss some potential impacts on your vacation plans.

Table of Contents

  • The Safe Travels Application (ended March 25, 2022)
  • Quarantine restrictions (ended June 12, 2022 for international travelers)
  • Island-specific restrictions (none at the moment)
  • Where should you (still) wear a mask?

The Safe Travels Application (ended)

The Safe Travels Hawai‘i program ended March 25, 2022. Mahalo to all of the travelers who participated in the Safe Travels Hawai‘i program for the past two years.

As of now, there are no COVID-related requirements for arriving domestic passengers. Travelers arriving in Hawai‘i directly from international airports must still comply with U.S. federal requirements; consult with your airline.

Quarantine Restrictions for Hawaiʻi (ended June 12, 2022)

Beginning March 26, 2022, there will be no COVID-related requirements for arriving domestic passengers.

The CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from any foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

Specific Restrictions for Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and Hawaiʻi Island

To keep their residents and visitors as safe as possible our islands all have different challenges to deal with when trying to control the spread of COVID-19. For visitors this means that they may still be bound by some more local restrictions about where they can go and what they can do.

Below we keep an up-to-date list of measures and emergency orders on a per-island basis, and link you to the most relevant official resources.

  • O‘ahu local restrictions
  • Maui local restrictions
  • Big Island local restrictions
  • Kauaʻi local restrictions

Regardless of the official restrictions, please continue to exercise caution and stay home if you are sick, get tested, and wear a mask if necessary.

O‘ahu local Restrictions

There are no COVID-specific local restrictions for Oʻahu. You can see all proclamations and special rules for O‘ahu here.

O‘ahu Reopening Strategy: the Safe Oʻahu Response Plan

The Safe O‘ahu Response Plan, including the Safe Access O‘ahu program, ended March 6, 2022.

Maui Local Restrictions

There are no COVID-specific local restrictions for Maui.

Big Island Local Restrictions

There are no COVID-specific local restrictions for the Big Island.

Kauaʻi Local Restrictions

There are no COVID-specific local restrictions for Kauaʻi.

When are you required to wear a mask?


The statewide indoor mask mandate ended at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2022.

However, the Hawaii State Department of Health still recommends elders, people who are immuno-compromised and at high risk of serious illness to keep wearing masks for their protection. The DOH also recommends indoor masks in crowded settings and public areas.

No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service?

Local businesses are still within their rights to require their customers to wear a mask, so make sure to bring one for “just in case” if you go exploring.


Individuals are not required to wear face coverings outdoors.

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