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State of Hawaii Safe Travels Program 

Hawaii is eager to once again share aloha with the world. Still, it is imperative that we do so safely and thoughtfully. In addition to participating in our state’s pre-travel testing program, travelers are expected to join the efforts of residents toward keeping Hawaii safe by wearing a face covering while in public – this is mandatory statewide – and practicing good hygiene and physical distancing while enjoying Hawaii’s breathtaking natural beauty, extraordinary open spaces and unique experiences. 
 
Highlights of Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program are detailed below. However, we ask that you please carefully review a complete rundown of the state’s travel requirements and entry protocols by visiting hawaiicovid19.com/travel.
 
Pre-travel Testing

  • All travelers ages five and older will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to bypass the State of Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory quarantine.
  • The test will need to be taken no more than 72 hours before your flight departure time and results must be received prior to boarding.
  • The State of Hawaii will accept test results ONLY from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS. Please note that many of these partners require reservations for tests.
  • Kauai: Trans-pacific travelers may participate in Kauai’s Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) at a “resort bubble” or travel inter-county after being in Hawaii for three days and retesting. 

Safe Travels Program Registration

  • Prior to your arrival, if you are an adult (age 18 or older), you are required to create an online user account and register with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels Program
  • Once you create your Safe Travels Program account, you will next need to enter your traveler information and trip details on the program’s application form.
  • Finally, log back into your account no more than 24 hours prior to your departure to Hawaii to complete the Safe Travels Program health questionnaire and upload your negative test result (must be a PDF). Upon completion, you will receive a QR code. 
    • This step is crucial, as it will be the only means for airport officials to verify your Safe Travel Program information upon your arrival in Hawaii.
    • Bring a hard copy of your negative test result as well.

Best Practices Visitors Need to Know

Please always take all necessary precautions prioritizing public health to ensure Hawaii remains a safe place for residents and visitors. 

  • Wearing a mask or facial covering in public is mandatory in Hawaii. Be sure it covers your nose and mouth. 
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from others while you are outdoors enjoying Hawaii.
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds each time and refrain from touching your face.

Have questions regarding inter-county travel or what’s open/closed? Please contact our team.

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Taking Hawaii Vacations to New Heights

Hawaii is a mecca for zipline adventurers, offering thrilling courses on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the island of Hawaii. Leap into the action and experience Hawaii’s diverse terrain, whether soaring above the waterfalls of Hawaii Island or breathtaking tropical rain forests of Kauai. Whether you’re seeking ziplining’s thrills, scenery or even just a break from the beach, Hawaii’s multitude of zipline courses makes it easy to incorporate this worthwhile activity into your vacation. Listed below are just a few providers ready to make ziplining a part of your Hawaii visit!
 
CLIMB Works Keana Farms (Oahu) 
Hawaii Forest & Trail (island of Hawaii)
Kapalua Ziplines (Maui)
Kohala Zipline (island of Hawaii) 
Koloa Zipline (Kauai) 
Kualoa Private Nature Reserve (Oahu)
Outfitters Kauai  (Kauai)
Skyline Hawaii (island of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai) 
Umauma Falls and Zipline Experience (island of Hawaii) 

Peace and Serenity – Botanical Garden Escapes Throughout the Islands

Beyond your hotel and outside of Hawaii’s cities and towns, you’ll find tropical oases – some hidden in the rainforests and others more easier to spot – that are sanctuaries of tranquility and nature. Their breathtaking vistas, tropical foliage or quiet serenity – and many times, all three – will soothe your senses and awaken your spirit.

  • While visiting the island of Hawaii, make an escape to Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden at beautiful Onomea Bay. The 20-acre garden is home to enormous mango and coconut trees believed to be more than a century old, and rare and endangered flora from all over the world. www.HTBG.com
  • You’ll find the 26 acres of nature trails, tropical flowers and rare trees, and quiet tranquility of Garden of Eden Botanical Gardens and Arboretum along the Road to Hana on Maui. Its vistas include offshore islet Keopuka Rock, which appeared in the opening sequence of the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park.” www.MauiGardenOfEden.com
  • When many visit the island of Oahu, they do not expect to find a huge tropical oasis in the middle of the urban cityscape. But Senator Fong’s Plantation and Gardens is a hidden treasure located beneath the majestic Koolau mountain range in Kahaluu. View rare and exotic species that would otherwise be unavailable to the general public. www.FongGarden.net
  • Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kauai’s north shore is just one of three National Tropical Botanical Gardens on the island that takes visitors back in time to learn about early Hawaiian agricultural practices and native, culturally significant and endangered plant species. Another bonus? The preserve is situated in a breathtakingly beautiful valley with amazing ocean views. www.NTBG.org

Hawaii's National Marine Sanctuaries 

Hawaii is home to two National Marine Sanctuaries, both managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Islands Region Headquarters. While thoughts of the Hawaiian Islands typically conjure visions of beautiful beaches, palm trees, outrigger canoes and surfers, there are less explored, endlessly wondrous worlds beneath the waves where fascinating marine life thrive in deep-blue tropical waters and across stunning coral reefs.

  • Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument – Established in 2006, this 582,578-square-mile marine refuge stretches the length of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and is the largest protected conservation area under the U.S. flag. The monument preserves one of the most pristine areas of coral reef in the world and teems with marine life. Visitors and residents are invited to assist in its protective mission by volunteering at or simply visiting the Papahanaumokuakea-focused Mokupapapa Discover Center in Hilo on the island of Hawaii, or assisting with the closed-captioning of videos for the monument.
  • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary – Designated in 1992, this 1,400-square-mile sanctuary is comprised of five separate offshore areas abutting six of Hawaii’s eight main islands. Its singular mission is the protection of migrating North Pacific humpback whales and their Hawaii habitats through education, research and rescue. The sanctuary relies on the help of volunteers and offers multiple opportunities to assist in its mission statewide. A fun way to help during January through March peak humpback whale season in Hawaii is participating in the annual Sanctuary Ocean Count project, which gives the public a chance to monitor whales from the coastlines Kauai, Oahu and the island of Hawaii.
Hawaii Travel Tips: Health & Safety

Together, we can ensure that your visit is a safe one. Mahalo and welcome back to Hawaii.

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