Safe Travels Help
The Safe Travels Hawaii program is a multilayered process designed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and residents alike from the spread of COVID-19. A 10-day mandatory quarantine will be required for travelers arriving WITHOUT a confirmed negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours before departure of the final leg of their trip to Hawaii. There is also a mandatory 10-day self-quarantine for all travelers traveling between islands, except for those traveling from a neighbor island to Oahu.
To bypass the mandatory quarantine, the State of Hawaii will ONLY accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS. To save time at during the arrival screening process at the airport, travelers should upload their Negative COVID-19 Test result to the Safe Travels Digital Platform.
Travelers will not be able to obtain a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) upon arrival at any Hawaii airport. Currently, a post-arrival testing program in Hawaii does not exist, except for interisland travelers to Hawaii County.
Effective Jan. 5, 2021, intercounty travelers to the County of Kauai are exempt from quarantine if the traveler receives a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken after they have been physically present in the State of Hawaii for at least 72-hours. Upon entry into Kauai, travelers must upload their test result into the Safe Travels Digital Platform or provide a hard copy of the test result from a Safe Travels Trusted Testing and Travel Partner to an airport screener. More details: Rule #23 and https://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19. To apply for a modified quarantine for Kauai, please visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19 and click on the “modified quarantine request” button.
Safe Travels Digital Platform Technical Assistance
You may submit a request online to the Safe Travels Service Desk:
Safe Travels Digital Platform Technical Service Desk (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. HST): 1-855-599-0888
|Safe Travels Hawaii Program
Call: 1-800-GOHAWAI or (1-800-464-2924)
Email: [email protected]
Although mandatory for all travelers to Maui, the app is available for everyone to download. The free State of Hawai‘i officially-approved exposure notification app aims to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Email: [email protected]
Travel Exemption Request
Travelers entering the State of Hawaii can apply for a limited exemption from the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine. Under Governor Ige’s emergency proclamation, all travelers entering the State of Hawaii must self-quarantine for 10 days, unless they obtain an exemption.
For information, visit travelexemption.hawaii.gov
If you do not have an exemption, i.e. Negative COVID-19 Test Result, you must sign the Order of Self-Quarantine during the screening process at arrival.
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
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The mandatory travel and health form found in the Safe Travels Digital Platform is for all incoming travelers to the State of Hawaii to complete. Interisland travelers are also required to fill out a digital form, with the exception of those traveling to Oahu. Interisland travelers to Oahu are not subject to the 10-day quarantine and do not have to complete the forms in the Safe Travels digital platform to travel to the island.
This digital platform is critical to protecting the health of our residents and visitors alike. Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees or higher. The objective of the Safe Travels digital form is to reduce the amount of time the traveler stands in line at the airport to go through the screening process upon arrival.
To bypass the 10-day quarantine, travelers to and within the State of Hawaii, except for interisland travelers to Oahu, must upload their negative COVID-19 test taken from a Safe Travels Hawaii Trusted Testing and Travel Program Partner to the Safe Travels Digital Platform. For directions on how to upload your document, please see “How do I upload a document (such as a COVID test results)?”, “How to expedite exemption from quarantine” and "How do I know I'm Uploading the Correct Test Format?" on this site.
You will be required to sign the Order for Self-Quarantine if you did not participate in the pre-travel testing program or if you are awaiting your test results.
Every traveling adult needs to create their own Safe Travels account, using their own email address and password. An account cannot be created with an email address already used in the system.
- Select the Trips icon on the Home Screen.
- Select +Add Trip.
- Fill in Trip Details.
- Transpacific travelers may only enter the trip information for the leg of travel to Hawaii. If you are transiting through an island or island hopping, a trip detail needs to be entered for each leg of trip. A QR code will be needed for each leg of your trip.
- If you are a transiting through any Hawaii airport, you do not need to complete the Safe Travel Program digital application.
- If you are traveling interisland, a trip detail needs to be entered for each leg of your trip. A QR code will be needed for each leg of your trip.
- You may manually enter your flight number if it does not come up in the auto-fill (maximum four numbers)
- If you are arriving by private aircraft, you may enter the tail number of the plane (maximum four numbers). Example, Flight 3 = 3.
- If you are transiting through HNL, you will create a trip for each leg. Ex. Trip 1 – LAX -> HNL (Select “Transit” under “Reason for Trip”) Trip 2 – HNL -> OGG
- If you are transiting through a neighbor island to Honolulu as your final destination: Ex. NRT -> HNL (example: transiting through KOA)
- If you are a returning Resident to Hawaii, select “Returning Resident” under “Reason for Trip.”
- Fill in your designated Quarantine Location while in Hawaii. If you are staying at multiple locations, enter the first location of your accommodations per leg of trip.
- In the Additional Travel Party Members section, check the minors who will be travelling with you (minors only need to be added under one adult trip).
|COVID-19 Test Result Upload Status||Definition|
|Outside 72-hour Window||
The system read the test and determined it to be outside the 72-hour window of departure.
|Verification in Process||
The test results needs to be read manually by the airport screener (traveler to show a hard copy).
|COVID NEGATIVE (i)||The test has been read by the system or manually read and is verified as a COVID-19 Negative test result.|
|Invalid Format||The test uploaded was manually evaluated and the results are in an invalid format. Reasons could include but not limited to an unrecognizable format or missing required information (such as full name that matches, test date, test result and name of trusted testing and travel partner).|
|Not a Testing Partner||Test result uploaded was not from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner as listed on https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/.|
- Have a printed copy of your test result when you arrive in Hawaii, even if you upload your test result on the digital platform.
- For interisland travelers only: Uploading your test after arriving on an island can result in several days wait in quarantine until your test is reviewed.
- Only upload tests from Hawaii’s Trusted Testing Partners, all other tests will be rejected.
- Make sure your first and last name, date your test was taken, type of test taken, name of trusted testing partner and lab are on the test.
- Make sure the first and last name and date of birth on the test result matches the first and last name and date of birth in the Safe Travels digital form.
- Upload a good quality Adobe PDF file.
- Don’t upload screenshots of your phone, mobile device or computer, or photos of your test, they will fail.
- Test are verified by labs, submitting a falsified test is a crime and will be prosecuted.
The state of Hawai‘i will ONLY accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS. Travelers will not be able to obtain a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) upon arrival at any Hawaii airport.
|Transpacific (Domestic) Trusted Testing Partners||Inter-County Trusted Testing Partners|
|Carbon Health||Urgent Care|
Click on the link below of your trusted testing partner to view a sample cropped image(s). If you see a similar image on your test report, you have the correct format to upload. Note, however, that all test uploads must still be verified by the Safe Travels Digital Platform system or by manual verification.
|Bartell Drugs - Bridge Diagnostics||The following transpacific Trusted Testing and Travel Partners (TTP) are required to provide travelers with tests results in the Standard State of Hawaii TTP Results Form:
American Family Care (AFC), American Samoa Department of Health, Atlas Genomics, Capstone Clinic, Clarity Lab Solutions, CNMI (Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation), Costco/AZOVA, Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services' Guam Public Health Laboratory, GoHealth Urgent Care, Hawaiian Airlines - University Medical Center of South Nevada, Hawaiian Airlines- US Biotek, Hawaiian Airlines - Worksite Labs, United Airlines - Advanced Diagnostics Laboratories, University of Washington Medicine, WestPac Labs, XpresCheck
|Carbon Health||The following intercounty Trusted Testing and Travel Partners (TTP) are required to provide travelers with tests results in the Standard State of Hawaii TTP Results Form:
Costco/AZOVA and National Kidney Foundation of Hawai'i's Consortium
|Japan Testing Partners|
|West Jet- LifeLabs|
In order to get a QR Code, you must complete the Health Questionnaire, which is only available on the Safe Travels application for completion no more than 24 hours in advance. Once the Health Questionnaire is completed, the QR Code is emailed. If you can't find it in your email box, check your junk mail. Your QR code can also be found under Trip Details.
The QR code makes the arrival screening process faster for you. Upon arrival, airport personnel scans the QR code to electronically to validate your information.
Make sure you go through the airport screening process at arrival. Failure to do so could result in self-quarantine for you and your travel party member.
- Create a Safe Travels Digital Platform account at https://travel.hawaii.gov
- Enter profile information or update
- Create a Trip
- If you decide to participate in the Pre-Travel Testing Program, take a COVID-19 test within the 72 hours before departure of the final leg of you trip to Hawaii from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner.
- Upload Document(s)
- Complete the Health Questionnaire within 24 hours of the departure
- Bring evidence of exemption documents with you, i.e. exemption letter, Negative COVID-19 Test Result from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner
- A mobile device
AFTER YOU ARRIVE IN HAWAII
INTERISLAND TRAVELERS ONLY (EXCLUDING MAUI): HOW DO I UPLOAD MY COVID-19 RESULT DOCUMENT AFTER I AM SCREENED (POST-ARRIVAL)?
Transpacific travelers will not be allowed to upload their test results after arrival in Hawaii.
If you are required to quarantine, you will receive an email reminding you to go to the website https://travel.hawaii.gov, to complete the Daily Check-In for you and your travel party members. Daily Check-ins begin the day after you arrive. If you are traveling from another island to Oahu, you will not be required to submit a daily check-in and be subject to quarantine.
Here is how you would complete a daily check-in:
- Log into the Safe Travels application https://travel.hawaii.gov.
- Select the Daily Check-Ins icon on the Home Screen.
- Select your trip from the drop-down list.
- Select the Location Type in the Self-quarantine location details section.
- Select Submit.
* the daily check-in date is formated as dd/mm/yyyy, for example 09/11/2020, would be read as Nov. 9, 2020.
If you have not been processed yet at the airport by a screener, go to Trips in the digital platform to update your self-quarantine location. After submitting the updated Trip quarantine location, you can regenerate the QR code by going to Health Questionnaire, select the trip, and click Yes, generate it when asked if you would like to generate the QR code again. Use this updated QR code when you are being screened at the airport.
If you have already gone through the screening process at the airport, then you must notify the Office of the Attorney General: https://ag.hawaii.gov/travelexemption/
If you are in quarantine and decide to leave the State before your scheduled departure date, please provide documentation, i.e. a copy of your boarding pass or airline receipt, to [email protected]
Please include your name and email address associated with your Safe Travels account to expedite the process. If you are emailing on behalf of a group, please send their documents and names and email addresses associated with their Safe Travels account to expedite the process. Please give the Safe Travels Help Desk a few days to respond.