Hawaii Entry Requirements

Hawaii Entry Requirements

Last updated December 3, 2021
Below are the entry requirements for Hawaii. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice.Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link(s) at the bottom of the page with the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.

Most travellers from Canada with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Hawaii, but there are restrictions.  


Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to enter the United States. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before travelling.
Last updated December 02, 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 test
In addition to a valid vaccination certificate recognized by the United States, travellers must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). To determine if you're considered fully vaccinated and have a valid certificate, review the entry for "Mandatory proof of vaccination." Travellers must take the test no more than 3 days before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. On December 6th the testing window will be shortened to 1 day for vaccinated travellers. Test results must include the traveller's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travellers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travellers. Travellers with a vaccination certificate not recognized by the United States or partially vaccinated travellers must follow the recommendations for unvaccinated travellers. Please check the requirements for the proof of vaccination to see more details. Travellers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before travelling to each state.

This requirement does not apply to: -Travellers under the age of 2; -Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travellers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation.  

Testing Types:
Antigen Test - 3 days before departure
Nucleic Acid Test - 3 days before departure
RT-PCR Test - 3 days before departure
RT-LAMP Test - 3 days before departure
TMA Test - 3 days before departure
Last updated December 03, 2021

Quarantine may be required for vaccinated international travelers on indirect flights
Fully vaccinated travelers must upload their proof of vaccination document to their Safe Travels application before departure to Hawaii.
Last updated Nov 11, 2021

No quarantine required for vaccinated international travelers on direct flights
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine in Hawaii when entering Hawaii on a direct international flight.
Last updated Nov 8, 2021


No Visa Required
You don't need a visa. You can travel to the United States for a limited stay. Make sure to check other entry requirements and how long you can stay for.
Last updated October 13, 2021


Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination
Travellers departing from Canadian airports, rail, and passengers vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Fully vaccinated travellers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travellers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travellers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travellers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them. Complete Federal Attestation.

This requirement does not apply to travellers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months. For exemptions for travellers in the process of being vaccinated, travellers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.
Last updated December 01, 2021

Negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results may be required to avoid quarantine for vaccinated travelers

Fully vaccinated international travelers connecting through another US state on their way to Hawaii who want to avoid a 10-day quarantine must upload either proof of vaccination or a COVID-19 NAAT test result to the Safe Travels platform prior to travel to Hawaii. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the final departure to Hawaii. The proof of vaccination or negative test result must be uploaded on the Safe Travels application before departure or printed before boarding the plane. Fully vaccinated international travelers on a direct flight to Hawaii should review the test requirements for general entry to the United States.

Request Exemption here.

This recommendation does not apply to:
-Travelers on a direct flight to Hawaii from an international origin;
-Travelers who participate in the vaccination exemption program;
-Travelers under the age of 5;
-Travelers who recovered from COVID-19. They must first apply for an exemption at least 7 days before travel and have proper documentation;
Testing Types:
Nucleic Acid Test - 3 days before departure 
Last updated Nov 17, 2021

Mandatory travel attestation form
Travellers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travellers while section 2 must only be completed by travellers that are not citizens or residents of the USA. Download PDF here.
Last updated December 02, 2021

Mandatory contact-tracing app for Maui
Travelers to Maui must download the AlohaSafe Alert App on their mobile phones before departing for Maui.

This requirement does not apply to:
• Traveler utilizes an alternative contact tracing app. (must be a Google-Apple Exposure Notification System);
• Travelers under the age of 18;
• Traveler who does not possess a mobile device, when at least one other person in the party has the app.
Download App
Last updated Nov 8, 2021

Mandatory health pass for public activity on Oahu and Maui
Travelers must present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, and other Oahu establishments. Vaccine cards are required to dine indoors at Maui restaurants. Customers will be required to show vaccination, vaccination cards, or some sort of verification. And those who don't have it, if they have outside seating, they're allowed to sit outside and/or takeout.

This requirement does not apply to:
• Travelers under the age of 12.
Last updated Nov 8, 2021

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose.
Last updated Nov 8, 2021

Mandatory Safe Travels form for international travelers on indirect flights
All travelers on indirect international flights to Hawaii, via a US state or US territory, must create a Hawaii Safe Travels account at least 24 hours before departure to Hawaii. Upon arrival, they must show their QR code on paper or electronic form, along with a legally valid photo ID that matches their registration. Children must be added to an adult's application. Travelers on direct international flights to Hawaii are not required to fill a Hawaii Safe Travels account. Complete online here.

Last updated Nov 11, 2021


Temperature screening on arrival

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival.
Last updated Nov 8, 2021

Masks are mandatory indoors
Travellers must wear masks in indoor areas.
Last updated Nov 8, 2021

For more details visit:
Hawaii Tourism Authority 
Go Hawaii
Hawaii Guide
• the CDC


Please see below for returning to Canada from Hawaii