Traveling to Maui? Here’s what you need to know about the island’s COVID-19 requirements
UPDATE APRIL 22, 2021:
Interisland vaccine passport program begins May 11, 2021
Hawaii is implementing a program that will loosen restrictions on interisland travel for those who have completed an approved vaccine followed by the required 14-day waiting period.
Beginning May 7, 2021, iterisland travelers can begin entering their vaccine information on the state’s Safe Travels website, for travel on or after May 11, 2021.
For those who do not meet the vaccine passport qualifications, previous coronavirus-related travel requirements for the state of Hawaii and for Maui County remain in effect, as detailed below.
>> See the state of Hawaii’s official COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information.
Rapid COVID-19 test required at Kahalui Airport
Travelers to Maui will need to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing upon arrival at Kahului Airport in a new rule approved by Hawaii Governor David Ige.
The requirement went into effect on Friday, April 9, 2021, but is expected to take at least a couple of weeks to be up and running fully.
The rapid test on arrival is in addition to previous requirements for bypassing the state’s 10-day mandatory quarantine. For those arriving on Maui, that means:
- Producing a negative coronavirus test result, from a test administered by an approved partner within 72 hours of the final leg’s departure for the islands
- Downloading the AlohaSafe Alert app to your phone
Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino outlined the requirement for a rapid test on arrival in his county public health emergency rules, which went into effect April 9.
Exempt from the on-arrival testing are interisland travelers, who remain subject to the state’s Safe Travels requirements, and children under age 5 who are traveling with a parent or guardian who has negative COVID-19 test result.
Victorino also proposed vaccination passports that would allow travelers to bypass testing and quarantine if they have completed COVID-19 vaccine doses at least 14 days prior to arrival on Maui.
That program has yet to receive approval from the governor.
See the state of Hawaii’s official COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information.
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