Trans-Pacific Travel

Trans-Pacific Travel

Trans-Pacific travelers are those who fly directly from a mainland gateway city into Kahului Airport.
This includes returning residents.

All travelers arriving into Maui County must complete the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online application.
Currently those who are fully vaccinated (plus two weeks) with at least one (1) dose IN HAWAII no longer need to do a pre-travel test, AND you can bypass quarantine with a COVID-19 vaccination exemption when traveling from the U.S. Mainland to Hawaii. Starting July 8, 2021, travelers entering Hawaii from the U.S. and its Territories who have been fully vaccinated in the UNITED STATES (including its Territories) may also bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test.

Your vaccination record document must be uploaded to the Safe Travels Program and travelers must have their original vaccination card in hand when arriving in Hawaii.

All unvaccinated travelers must follow the instructions below:

Step-by-step instructions for travelers who are NOT fully vaccinated

Schedule a test within 72 hours of your flight

All travelers ages five and over will be required to take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNER.

Enroll in the State's Safe Travels program

Sign up for the State' of Hawaii's SAFE TRAVELS program at

Receive and upload your COVID-19 test results

Once you receive your negative pre-travel test result, you will need to upload the result to your Safe Travels Hawaii account PRIOR to departure or print out a copy of your negative test result. This step is crucial, as it will be the only means for airport officials to verify your Safe Travel Hawaii information upon your arrival in Hawaii. Failure to do either will result in a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Hawaii.

Bring your QR code

24 hours before you depart, complete the Health Questionnaire on the Safe Travels website. A QR code will be emailed to you and can be either printed on paper or uploaded on your mobile phone, and must also be presented with a legally valid photo ID. Obtaining your QR code for Hawaii airport processing PRIOR TO departure will significantly reduce your arrival airport screening.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am fully vaccinated with at least one dose taken in Hawaii, must I take the pre-travel COVID-19 test?

Effective July 8, 2021, individuals who are fully vaccinated may be exempted from the pre-travel COVID test requirement and may bypass quarantine with proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to the traveler's Safe Travels account with a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii.Your vaccine card or CDC certificate will be confirmed upon disembarking your aircraft.  Digital records, including photos, will not be accepted.

"Fully vaccinated" means receiving both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, plus completing 14 days after your final dose. Proof of vaccination means presenting your original CDC vaccination card or certificate of vaccination downloaded from the CDC’s Vaccination Administration Management System (VAMS). Please note that falsifying a federal document is a felony punishable by high fines, prison time, or both.‍

I was not vaccinated in Hawaii, can I bypass quarantine with a negative COVID test?

Beginning July 8, 2021, travelers entering the state of Hawaii from the U.S. and its Territories who were fully vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories) may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel COVID test. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Safe Travels and hard copy must be presented for confirmaton upon arrival to Hawaii.

If I took the NAAT test, but not from a trusted testing partner, will I be placed under quarantine?


If I took an antigen or antibody COVID-19 test, will I be placed under quarantine?


What if my COVID-19 test results are positive?

If your pre-travel COVID test is positive, please do not travel. Consult with your primary AARC physician.

How long will the quarantine last?

Ten days or the duration of your stay in Hawaii, whichever is shorter.

If I am under a mandatory 10-day quarantine, can I travel to another island?

No. Based on the current Emergency Proclamation by order of Governor David Ige, the mandatory quarantine remands the traveler to their designated quarantine location and nothing additionally. Therefore, if you leave your quarantine site, you could be arrested and/or be subject to a fine up to $5,000.

What are the guidelines while I am under quarantine?

You are to remain under quarantine in your approved quarantine location. All meals or groceries will need to be ordered and delivered to your quarantine location. You must complete the daily check-in, in your Safe Travels account. You may only leave your quarantine location to seek out emergency medical services, in an active emergency.

Could I take another test in order to get out of quarantine?

No. Once you are placed under quarantine, it is for the duration of your stay or you could choose to return to your state of origin.

Why are you requiring a pre-travel test?

Maui County is first and foremost a community, so our top priority is the health and well-being of our residents. The pre-travel COVID-19 test provides an additional layer of protection given the limited healthcare capacity we have within the County.  

What if I lost my original COVID-19 vaccination card?

If you lost or damaged your Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and need a replacement, contact the hospital, pharmacy, or community clinic where you received your vaccine.

If you were vaccinated at a Department of Health POD in Hawai‘i County, Kaua‘i County or Maui County, click here to view your District Health Office phone number. Lost vaccination cards cannot be requested in-person at district health offices.

If you got vaccinated at Leeward Community College or Windward Community College, or if you don’t know who operated your vaccination site, call 808-586-8332. The Department of Health does not have the information needed to issue replacement cards for other vaccination sites such as hospitals, pharmacies or community clinics.

What else should I know?

Maui County’s Public Health Emergency Rules remain in full force. Effective May 25, 2021, Governor David Ige's emergency proclamation rescinded a portion of the state’s mask mandate that required people to wear masks outdoors within 6 feet of others. Masks are still required indoors. Other restrictions include reduced occupancy limits in restaurants, retail businesses and activities. Maui Police Department officers regularly cite or arrest those who refuse to comply with the County’s mandatory public health rules.