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Hawaii COVID-19 test requirements for travelers: What to know


Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, state officials announced Thursday. (Nov, 19)

AP Domestic

When Hawaii launched a program in October allowing visitors to bypass its 14-day coronavirus quarantine by showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test, thousands of travelers took advantage of the offer.

Hawaii’s statistics show that 594,628 visitors arrived in the state  from Oct. 15, when the bypass program took effect, to Dec. 31.

Now that the bypass program has been in effect for a couple months, Hawaii has made some adjustments. The most notable is that travelers must upload a negative test result before they depart the mainland. Previously, you were covered as long as you had the results when you landed.

Here’s what to know if you’re flying to Hawaii. 

You need a negative test result before you fly

Hawaii requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test before you take off in order to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Before your flight, you need to make an account with Hawaii’s Safe Travels site and register a negative COVID-19 test that was taken no more than…

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