Aloha Governor David Ige and his team at Hawaii Safe Travel want to make it easier for travelers to arrive during the busy summer months by introducing and expanding new advance clearance programs with their airline partners.
Hawaii’s partnership with domestic and international airlines allows travelers to verify that they meet Safe Travel Program requirements prior to departure, simplifying the immigration process upon boarding and avoiding mandatory screening at the airport.
The ability to receive advance credit will help keep communities in Hawaii safe under COWID-19, and will also streamline the passenger arrival process, giving potential travelers more certainty and confidence when booking a trip to Hawaii.
Pre-clearance programs are available in many cities, and the list of participating airlines is constantly growing as airlines renew their routes to Hawaii and add new routes. Updated lists of departure points can be found on the websites of the various airlines. The following is a summary.
-Alaska Airlines: Pre-Clear is offered at all mainland US hubs offering non-stop flights to Hawaii.
-Air Nippon Airways: Training for this program is underway and the Pre-Clear program will soon be offered on flights departing from Japan.
-Hawaiian Airlines: Pre-Clear currently has a presence in 15 cities, including Japan and Korea, and will soon be serving more destinations.
-Southwest Airlines: Provides advance clearance services at five California airports.
-United Airlines: Offer pre-clearance from all mainland US hubs that have flights to Hawaii.
To obtain an entry permit to Hawaii, travelers must meet the following requirements prior to departure to the islands:
-All adults in each group must create a Safe Travel account (minors are added to the adult itinerary).
-Add all flight and accommodation details to the account.
-A mandatory health questionnaire as part of account creation.
– Download documented negative NAAT COVID-19 test results (in PDF format) for each adult on the trip (and for minors five years of age and older) through the secure online travel portal. It is also recommended to bring a printout of the documented negative test results. Only Nucleic Acid Alteration Tests (NAATs) performed by one of the state’s trusted laboratories and travel partners will be accepted, and all tests must be performed within 72 hours prior to the passenger’s departure.
Travelers who meet Hawaii’s requirements are exempt from the mandatory 10-day quarantine and will receive a wristband at their airline’s customer service desk at the airport, where agents will also check their documents before boarding. After landing in Hawaii, pre-cleared passengers are allowed to leave the plane and bypass the airport’s checkpoints.
For more information, visit hawaiicovid19.com/travel.
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