On January 27th, Governor Ige announced that starting on February 5th, travelers from Korea can bypass the Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine with pre-travel testing. (source)

As we look towards spring and summer, Hawaii is happy to welcome travelers from Korea who participate in the Safe Travels Program.

Pre-travel testing from Korea summary

  1. The pre-travel testing program from Korea will begin on February 5th, 2021
  2. Travelers must get a COVID-19 test from a testing location approved by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health.
  3. There are a number of airlines offering flights to Hawaii from Korea including Korean Air, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines.
  4. Travelers must provide a negative test result upon arrival into Hawaii.
  5. The test and results must be completed no more than 72 hours prior to the final leg of your trip.
  6. Travelers who cannot provide the proper test results will be subject to a 10-day quarantine. Details of which can be found here.
  7. Anyone traveling into Kauai follow separate guidelines which can be found here.

Korea to Hawaii testing information

Pre-travel testing results will only be allowed from Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) approved testing facilities. These include the following:

More information about the Hawaii Safe Travels Program can be found here.

Quarantine information after your Hawaii holiday

Currently any travelers returning to Korea will need to follow quarantine guidelines set forth by the Korean government. (source)

What you should know before you fly

  • Do not travel if you are sick: If you are sick, please rebook and plan accordingly. After landing you will have your temperature taken. Anyone with a high temperature will receive a medical assessment by paramedics stationed at the airport.
  • Bring your face mask: All airlines flying into Hawaii require that guests wear masks during boarding, the duration of the flight, and while disembarking except for when drinking and eating. If you forget your mask, airlines will provide one for a nominal fee or at no cost to you.
  • Get to the airport early: In addition to the usual screening process, you will also need to take part in a health screening as well. To be safe, arrive at least 2.5 hours prior to your departure.
  • Sign up for the Safe Travels Online Program: This digital program collects required health and travel information, and is critical to protecting the health of our residents and visitors alike. The link to this online program can be found here.

Packing tips

  • Travelers are now allowed to bring up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer in your carry-on luggage.
  • In-flight beverage and food services are being greatly reduced on all airlines. Bring an empty reusable water bottle to fill up prior to boarding. You should also bring snacks and food.
  • Pillows and blankets have been removed from most flights. Please check with your airlines, but be prepared to bring your own should you require them.
  • Keep an extra mask on hand should you misplace one.

Plan your Hawaii activities in advance

Tours and activities are reopening in Hawaii every day. To make the most of your Hawaii vacation, be sure to book in advance!

Take a look at our list of available tours here.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at support@veltra.com at anytime, or call us at (808) 690-9990 Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturday through Sunday 8:00AM to 12:00PM.