HONOLULU – Since the Safe Travels Hawaii pre-travel testing program launched in October 2020, nearly 3 million travelers have used the digital platform. The program allowed for reopening of the economy and the revival of the visitor industry. “In our baseline forecast, arrivals recover half their pandemic losses by July, and visitor spending recovers nearly 70% of its losses by year end,” according to UHERO’s March 5 forecast.
The Safe Travels Hawaii program is part of a multilayered process designed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and residents from the spread of COVID-19. The state uses the Safe Travels Hawaii digital platform to gather trip and health information from travelers. Data gathered may be used by the Department of Health for contact tracing efforts and by law enforcement agencies to enforce quarantine rules.
The Safe Travels Digital Platform project is spearheaded by the Office of Enterprise Technology Services in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Department of Defense, HI-EMA, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Office of the Attorney General, and the counties.
For the latest travel data from the Safe Travels Digital Platform, visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/data/