How to upload your vaccination card before traveling to Hawaii
Hawaii still has a mandatory 10-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the islands, but there are now multiple options for bypassing quarantine and expediting your arrival.
If you’re heading to Hawaii from outside the United States or its territories, you’ll need to go with the pre-travel COVID-19 test option. We’ve covered this one extensively already, but what you need to do is:
- Get a COVID-19 test from an approved testing partner no more than 72 hours before beginning the final leg of your trip.
- Upload your negative test result to the state’s Safe Travels website.
- Print out a copy of your test result and have it in hand when you arrive.
If you’re heading to Hawaii from the U.S. or one of its territories, and you received your vaccine in the U.S. or one of its territories, you have an additional option to bypass both quarantine and the pre-travel test, and that invovles uploading your vaccination record to the Safe Travels website.
You must also have a hard copy in hand when you arrive, so print out your vaccination record, as well.
The state also notes that travelers who use one of Hawaii’s approved testing partners to link their digitally validated vaccine records with Safe Travels may enjoy expedited processing at the airport in the form of no required secondary visual inspection of a paper vaccine record.
We recommend you bring that hard copy, anyway, though, just in case.
The state has put together helpful step-by-step instructions for uploading your vaccination card to Safe Travels — click here or on the images below for details you can download or print.
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