Hawaii has implemented a vaccine passport program so that travelers who are fully vaccinated and inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccination can avoid pre-travel testing and the 10-day quarantine when coming to Hawaii, as well as enjoy many of the different restaurants, activities, and other businesses safely in our islands.

There are also a number of Hawaii businesses which now require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result to utilize their services. Failing to follow the requirements of these businesses will result in service refusal, and some with no refund as well.

Here are a number of different ways to show proof of vaccination, and what you should have ready before traveling to Hawaii.

(All information has been provided by the State of Hawaii)

Current Hawaii proof of vaccination & testing program

At this time, the state of Hawaii and the city and county of Honolulu (Oahu) and Maui have passed a proof of COVID-19 vaccine and negative test requirement for restaurants, state public buildings such as museums and libraries, movie theaters. aquariums, zoos, and many of the activities listed on HawaiiActivities.com.

Oahu – Safe Access Oahu Program

From September 13th, 2021, the city and county of Honolulu (Oahu) has implemented a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result program for a number of different businesses.

More information and details about the Safe Access Oahu Program can be found here.

Maui – Safer Outside Maui Program

As of September 15th, 2021, the city and county of Maui has implemented a similar proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result program,

While an official government informational website is currently not available for Safer Outside Maui, details can be found here in a recent local Hawaii news article.

State of Hawaii Vaccine Passport

Currently there is no state wide COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirements, and the city and counties of Kauai, and the Big Island, do not have a vaccine passport requirement to enter businesses and other areas at this time.

Please note that this is constantly changing, and even though they may not be required by a government mandate, some private companies including tour and activity providers, restaurants, and other business owners may require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 to utilize their services.

What is considered a “vaccinated traveler”?

Any traveler who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and received their vaccinations in the United States or U.S. Territories are eligible for pre-travel testing and quarantine exemption.

Fully vaccinated means either two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

You will be considered fully vaccinated 15 days after your last dose.

Arriving before the 15 day period will result in a mandatory quarantine if you have not completed the proper pre-travel testing requirements.

Children, family, or party members who are not vaccinated will need to complete the Hawaii pre-travel testing requirements even if they are traveling with vaccinated party or family members.

What is considered proof of vaccination?

There are a number of different forms of vaccination proof accepted by the State of Hawaii. You can also download a PDF list of examples.

CDC COVID-19 vaccination card

This is the form of proof preferred by Hawaii officials and airport screeners.

The CDC card is what you should have received at the time of your vaccination.

The card will have your name, dates of your vaccination, lot number, and vaccination location.

Since these cards are made of paper, and subject to being damaged, please keep them in a ziploc or waterproof bag/case.

VAMS (Vaccine Administration Management System) printout or certificate

A vaccination certificate is created in VAMS after a healthcare professional logs a COVID-19 vaccine dose for a recipient in VAMS.

The certificate will include information about the dates of vaccine administration, vaccine manufacturer, lot number, and clinic name.

You can get more information about the VAMS system using their website.

DOD DD Form 2766C

The DD Form 2766C is used to consolidate information on allergies, medications, family medical history, past immunization, and examinations of  is utilized in Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) for active duty, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), Army National Guard of the United States Soldiers (ARNGUS), non-active duty adult beneficiaries, civilian employees, and contractors receiving care in Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) as part of their employment.

A SMART Health Card with your vaccine record

SMART Health Cards are paper or digital versions of your clinical information, such as vaccination history or test results.

You could have received a paper or digital SMART Health Card from any organization that has your clinical information, such as a pharmacy, doctor’s office, or state immunization registry.

If you have not received one, you may be able to request it through that organization’s website or a compatible app.

A SMART Health Card can be saved as a digital file on your phone, computer or anywhere else you store digital information.

Proof of vaccination document provided by a medical provider or authorized COVID-19 vaccination administrator

You will need to secure the source document from your medical provider or authorized COVID-19 vaccination administrator if you would like to use this as proof. It is highly recommended that you utilize any of the previous forms of vaccination proof to avoid any issues upon arrival in Hawaii or before your flight.

What information must be listed on the vaccination documents?

  • Traveler’s name and date of birth which must match the name on the traveler’s Safe Travels account and their official photo ID
  • Vaccine type (i.e., Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson)
  • Date(s) the vaccination was administered
  • Lot number(s) for each shot
  • Vaccination site or location which must be within the United States or its territories

All information must be clear and legible.

If a traveler’s document is missing information, they should return to the provider to request a completed duplicate CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or proof of vaccination.

Which online and mobile apps can be used to upload proof of vaccination?

Although you will still need to enter your information into the Safe Travels online program website, vaccination proof can initially be uploaded to CommonPass and Clear Health Pass.

CommonPass

Detailed information about CommonPass and how to download the app can be found here.

If you would like to show proof of vaccination, you can upload a SMART Health Card into CommonPass. At this time, CommonPass supports SMART Health Cards provided to anyone vaccinated at:

Clear Health Pass

More information about Clear and how to access your Smart Health Card, can be found here.

How to use the app? It is simple!

  1. Download the CLEAR app, and tap the white Health Pass tile.
  2. Select “Scan your vaccination card” and scan your card.
  3. Enter your vaccination info and finish completing your Health Pass.
  4. After receiving a green Health Pass, head to the Safe Travels Hawaii site to create a trip.

Both of these apps will keep your vaccination information at your fingertips, and you won’t have to worry about losing the hard copy of your CDC vaccination card.

All information has been provided by the State of Hawaii.