There’s been a lot of rumors about changes to the Safe Travels Hawaii program (and travel updates for the Big Island/Hawaii overall) so we want to clear some things up.
Thanks to decreasing case numbers and the islands good vaccinations rates the Governor has decided not to require boosters in order to be fully vaccinated/up to date as was being discussed. Basically nothing changes in that regard. When traveling to Hawaii you need to upload your vaccination papers to the Travel Hawaii Website or provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of your flight. This is all to avoid the 5-day quarantine.
On the island be respectful of the local businesses and the rules they have in place!
There are some rumors that if things continuing going as they are (fingers crossed!) even more restrictions and perhaps the program as a whole will be set aside by Spring but for now the Safe Travel Program is still in effect. We’ve come to learn that the easiest, best way to travel is to make sure you follow the instructions on the site and take care of everything before you get on the plane!
We will keep you updated as travel updates for the Big Island and Hawaii change! We hope to see you on the island soon… As always safe travels!