Hawaii Travel Advisories & Restrictions

Information on Restrictions in Hawaii including Hawaii Related Travel Advisories

Hawaii Travel Restrictions

Current Travel Advisories, Restrictions, & Updates

What are the travel restrictions & requirements in Hawaii heading into Summer 2022?

Last Updated: June 22, 2022

We've covered all of the latest Hawaii travel news and announcements below, including the steps travelers should follow to visit Hawaii as of Summer 2022 safely.

Be sure to check out our article addressing the increase in energy costs and how that too may impact Hawaii travel.

Latest Developments in Hawaii

At this time, there are no new travel-related restrictions for domestic travelers and neither the Governor's office nor island mayors have indicated they plan to reintroduce any restrictions. However, last month, on May 19, 2022, both Oahu and Maui were updated to the CDC's highest risk level for COVID community transmission, joining Kauai in the red.

For counties in the red zone, the CDC recommends mask-wearing when indoors in public places.

On June 22, 2022, the state of Hawaii confirmed 5,482 new coronavirus infections in the past seven days. The case count in Hawaii has steadily been decreasing since late May 2022. 

'Safe Travels' program & mask mandate both officially ended March 26th

According to Governor Ige, the state of Hawaii dropped the 'Safe Travels' program for domestic U.S. travelers at midnight on March 25, 2022. Governor Ige has also announced the indoor mask mandate has ended as of March 26, 2022. Masks may still be required on public transportation, such as buses, and within Hawaii’s airports.

That now means domestic travelers to Hawaii will no longer need to fill out online forms via Safe Travels, no longer have to worry about QR codes, no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, and ultimately, there won't be any additional requirements or restrictions to fly to Hawaii on a domestic flight.

On the county level, the County of Kauai, the County of Maui, and the County of Hawaii have repealed their COVID-19 Emergency Rules. The City and County of Honolulu's Safe Access Oahu program ended on Sunday, March 6, 2022. More details on that are below.

International passengers will continue to follow the requirements that were put in place by the federal government.

"Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layer approach to COVID safety. The program played a key role in keeping Hawaii's residents safe before vaccinations were widely available, and during the surges we've seen through this pandemic," said John De Fries, Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO. "Bringing the Safe Travels program to a close reflects the progress we have made as a state, and Governor Ige’s decision is a good balance of maintaining reasonable health precautions while reopening our society and economy."

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Hawaii Travel Restrictions on Individual Islands...

The response to COVID-19 by the different Hawaiian counties had previously created a patchwork of emergency rules, orders, and proclamations. Naturally, we recognized this would cause some confusion to visitors. This section previously educated travelers on the various restrictions per island.

As of March 26, 2022; this section is now for historical purposes only... this portion of this page is no longer updated.

Oahu Travel Restrictions in 2022

Oahu Restrictions

Oahu travelers can read more about what activities are allowed, the various openings, and the respective group sizes on the One Oahu website.

As noted above, you can read more about Oahu's re-opening plans at OneOahu. For further details about Oahu restrictions, click here.

Big Island of Hawaii Travel Restrictions in 2022

Big Island Restrictions

You can find the most recent updates on the Big Island via the county of Hawaii COVID resources web page.

All Big Island of Hawaii emergency rules and emergency proclamations can be found on their website.

Kauai Travel Restrictions in 2022

Kauai Restrictions

Kauai Updates

You can find the most recent information and updates for Kauai on the official Kauai COVID-19 webpage.

All emergency rules and emergency proclamations for Kauai county can additionally be found on their website.

Maui Travel Restrictions in 2022

Maui Restrictions

Including Maui, Molokai, and Lanai

You can find the most recent updates on Maui via the Maui county website.

All Maui emergency rules and emergency proclamations can be found on the Public Health Emergency Rules web page.

Hawaii Health Protocols

We encourage all travelers to review the Health & Safety Protocols for all of your travel planning resources within the Islands of Hawaii:

Visiting Hawaii

Upcoming Months of Travel

We think it is safe to say that any month of the year you will not be disappointed when you visit the Hawaiian islands. Here's an overview of what to expect in the coming months. Not sure when to visit? Read about the Best Month to Visit, where we present an overview of each month OR take the quiz on our Best Time to Visit Hawaii page.

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