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Pre-Travel Testing Program

Last Updated: November 23 2021

The State has updated its Safe Travels Program requirements and covers:

 

  • Travelers to Hawaii from any other US State  (requires Hawaii Safe Travels Account).
    • If you are fully vaccinated, upload your vaccine card into the Safe Travels portal.

 

    • If you are not fully vaccinated you will require a Pre-travel test from an Approved Hawaii State Testing Partner.
      • Anyone who takes the wrong test or a test from a providers who is not on the Approved State Testing List will be subject to a mandatory 10 day quarantine and will not be able to stay in a vacation rental home.
      • Antigen and Antibody tests are NOT accepted.
    • Travelers will need to show the Safe Travels QR code on your phone showing you are not subject to quarantine to the car rental company.   After that guests are free to enjoy a wonderful vacation on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

 

  • Travelers to Hawaii from International Locations (Canada, Japan etc) who travel to Hawaii via  any other US State

Examples:  Calgary  – San Francisco – Kona –  requires Hawaii Safe Travels Account.

    • Vaccinated Travelers will upload vaccine documents into the Safe Travels Account.
    • Ensure you have your Vaccine card / documents are with you when you arrive in Hawaii
    • Travelers will need to show the Safe Travels QR code on your phone showing you are not subject to quarantine to the car rental company.   After that guests are free to enjoy a wonderful vacation on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
    • Please note that International Travelers must meet the CDC requirements for travel to the United States.

 

  • Travelers to Hawaii from International Locations (Canada, Japan etc) who travel directly to Hawaii

Example:  Vancouver to Kona.

    • Travelers will be  pre-cleared  prior to boarding the aircraft and will not need to create a Hawaii Safe Travels Account

 

    • Rental Car companies will require that you  show your  passport and boarding pass. Airline and cargo crew will show the departure page on their passport and work ID
    • Please note that International Travelers must meet the CDC requirements for travel to the United States.

 

CDC Requirements for Travel to the United States

Please see the CDC and your airline website for testing and vaccine requirements to travel to the United States

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/pdf/requirements-travel-to-us-by-air-quick-reference-p.pdf

 

Need additional information ?

Please refer to the following Government websites for additional information.

State of Hawaii Safe Travels FAQ: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs/

CDC Requirements to enter United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/travel-assessment/index.html

State of Hawaii Safe Travels Program information: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/

State of Hawaii State Testing Partners: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

State of Hawaii Safe Travels Portal: https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/

 

Where can I get tested ?

  • Inter-Island Travel

    There are restrictions or tests required to travel between Hawaiian Islands.

  • Vault (Mail In Supervised over Zoom - Home test)

    At-home tests with real-time audio-visual supervision are available with Vault Health, the first FDA-authorized saliva test.

    Tests are mailed with accurate results in 72 hours or less.

    Information and costs can be found at Vault COVID Testing

    Note: Vault just lowered price to $119. Guest experiences: 10/17 - We have been hearing test results over the last two weeks within 36-48 hours from the time the test is taken until results which includes the overnight UPS shipment. We have helped arrange for Canadians to do this test. Contact us to discuss.

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines near SFO & LAX

    Hawaiian Airlines has a great website with their testing details both drive-through about 10 miles from SFO and mail-in options through VAULT.

    Our guests can visit www.schedulecovidtesting.com to book an appointment for the Droplet Digital PCR tests, a “gold standard” COVID-19 screening offered by Worksite Labs that meets state of Hawai‘i guidelines and is available to travelers of all ages, including children. Test results, which are guaranteed within 36 hours for $90, or $150 for day-of-travel express service, should be uploaded to the state of Hawai‘i’s online Safe Travels form.

    Hawaiian Airlines Testing Program

    Hawaiian Airlines is also partnering with Vault Vault COVID Testing

  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines at SFO

    United Airlines is offering travelers ability to book a test at SFO for COVID.

    Results are available in 15 minutes. Pricing is currently listed as $250.00.

    United has indicated it plans to expand the airports it will offer testing for over the next several months.

    United Airlines Hawaii COVID Testing

    Guest experiences: 10/17 - Guest tested 2pm and received results overnight at the off-airport COLOR testing center. Other guests tested at more expensive airport testing with very quick results.

  • Carbon Health - Alaskan Airlines -Seattle
  • CityHealth - Oakland (OAK) & SanFrancisco SFO Airport areas
  • Oakland International Airport
  • Color (United Airlines )

    Color supports the nation’s first COVID-19 testing program for airline passengers. Information can be found at Color United Airlines

  • CVS

    Beginning October 10, travelers may schedule an appointment up to two days in the future at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations. Pre-registration is required. Registration instructions and costs can be found at Book your appointment through CVS Testing for Travel

    Guest experience: 10/17 - assorted guests from across US reported Walgreens report tests this week were under 48hrs

  • Kaiser Permanente (members only)

    Kaiser Permanente members may schedule a test online, or contact the appointment call center or nurse advice line in their home region for scheduling instructions. Kaiser Permanente members returning home to Hawaii may call the Away-from-Home Travel Line at 951-268-3900 for scheduling instructions. Information can be found at Kaiser Testing for Travel

    Guest experience - 10/17. Results in 24-36 hours at Pleasanton and Oakland

  • Discovery Health MD (Seattle)

    Beginning October 12, individuals traveling to Hawaii may schedule testing online with same and next day results at designated testing sites. A limited number of walk-ups can be accommodated. Information can be found at Discovery Health MD

  • American Family Care Clinics - Oregan

    COVID-19 tests are available at clinics on the AFC Urgent Care website. Schedule in advance to guarantee appointment availability.

    A printed version of results is provided prior to leaving the clinic. Information and costs can be found at American Family Care Clinics

  • Bartell Drugs (Seattle area)

    Bartell Drugs has been added and is an Alaska Airlines partner. Bartell Drugs Testing

    Guest experience: 10/17 - 36 hours to get results from test

  • Walgreens

    Testing is available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet CDC criteria. Tests available for ages five and older. All drive-thru testing locations operate outdoors and patients do not leave their vehicles. Appointment required.

    Request the RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel or Rapid Point of Care (POC) test, which are both approved by the state of Hawaii. Information can be found at walgreens.com/covid19testing. Walgreen Covid Testing

    Guest experience: 10/17 - assorted guests from across US reported Walgreens report tests this week were under 48hrs

  • JAPAN

    JAPAN TRUSTED TESTING PARTNERS:

    Sapporo Higashi Tokushukai Hospital (Hokkaido), National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Center Hospital (Tokyo)

    St Luke’s International Hospital (Tokyo), Nishi-Shinbashi Clinic (Tokyo),

    Kameda Kyobashi Clinic (Tokyo)

    Tokyo Medical University Hospital (Tokyo)

    Mita Kokusai Building Clinic (Tokyo)

    Loco Clinic (Tokyo)

    Karada Internal Medicine Clinic (Tokyo)

    T Care Clinic Hamamatsucho (Tokyo)

    Shiba Kokusai Clinic (Tokyo)

    CLINIC FOR Tamachi (Tokyo)

    CLINIC FOR Otemachi (Tokyo)

    Kameda Medical Center (Chiba)

    Shonan Kamakura General Hospital (Kanagawa)

    Travel Clinic Shin-Yokohama (Kanagawa)

    Fujita Health University Hospital (Aichi)

    Fujita Health University Bantane Hospital (Aichi)

    Fujita Health University Okazaki Medical Center (Aichi)

    Nozaki Tokushukai Hospital (Osaka)

    Yamasaki Family Clinic (Hyogo) (as of 10/27/20).

Hawaii State and County of Hawaii Government Links about Testing

  • Is my vaccine accepted ?

    Hawaii's Safe Travels Program has been updated to follow the CDC requirements on Vaccines for International Travel.

    You can find more information on the CDC Website Pre-Travel Testing Program

  • Where can I get updated information from the Government?
  • How is the State determining what tests are accepted?

    Exhibit B of the 14th proclamation: “State approved COVID-19 test” means a test to determine the presence of active COVID-19 infection that has been approved for use under these rules by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH). Currently approved is the processing by laboratories that are licensed or certified by Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of specimens for nucleic acid amplification testing approved or authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration, pursuant to an Emergency Use Authorization or other authorization for COVID-19 testing. For purposes of Sections 4 and 6, only tests administered by Trusted Testing Partners shall qualify.

    Please see HawaiiCOVID19 Site for latest list of approved partners.

  • Hawaii County (Big Island) Covid Information
  • Do I need to get a negative test if traveling between Islands within the State of Hawaii (Inter-island)

    Currently there is no requirement to have a negative test if traveling between Islands.