Beginning July 8, those fully vaccinated in the USA will no longer require either quarantine or testing to visit Hawaii. Great news for many of you who have been asking for this. But one big question remains that you’ve asked about it countless times.
What about children ages 5 and up?
Remember that children age 5 and up who are not able to be vaccinated, will remain subject to the current Safe Travel pre-departure testing program that has been in effect for some time. Governor Ige’s office confirmed that, saying that those “travelers aged 5 years to 11 years old are not eligible for vaccine exception and may bypass quarantine requirements by adhering to Safe Travels pretesting and county testing requirements.”
Children under age 5.
Per the state, “Children under 5 years old are not required to test and will not be quarantined if traveling with an adult who has a pre-travel test exception or a vaccination exception.”
Avoid group quarantine when traveling with kids.
If a child traveling to Hawaii with or without family does not have valid Safe Travels testing results from a Trusted Partner, the entire group is subject to a 10-day quarantine. The governor’s office confirmed that.
Comply with the following three rules to avoid quarantine and testing.
Starting July 8, “travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or U.S. Territories may participate in the exception program starting on the 15th day after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine — or starting the 15th day after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.” That according to Governor Ige.
1. Documentation process.
Upload one of three vaccination documents to your Safe Travels Hawaii account before traveling to Hawaii. Effective July 1, the state confirms that the “Safe Travels digital platform is now allowing vaccine document uploads for trips arriving in Hawaiʻi on July 8 and beyond.”
One of the following must be uploaded:
- A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
- VAMS (Vaccination Administration Management System) printout.
- DOD DD Form 2766C.
2. Comply with legal attestation requirements.
To qualify for the exemption, visitors must “Sign the online legal attestations on Safe Travels Hawaii, confirming the uploaded documentation is true and accurate.”
3. A hard copy of vaccination documentation is required.
Visitors seeking vaccination exemption must “bring a hard copy of their vaccination documentation to show screeners at the gate before boarding and/or upon arrival in Hawaii. Screeners will review/verify the vaccination documents, match photo IDs, name, and DOB, and confirm that the attestations are signed.
Reminder: Interisland travel (solely within the state of Hawaii) does not require either vaccination or testing.