Hawaii COVID Safe Travels Program ends midnight March 25th, 2022
Updated: Mar 21, 2022
The governor announced on March 1st that the Safe Travels Program will end “sunset“ as of Friday March 25th, 2022 at midnight. Starting Saturday, March 26th, domestic travelers from the US mainland will no longer be required to upload proof of vaccination or provide a negative COVID test result to the Safe Travels website.
This also means that you won’t need to seek a wrist band from your airline at your departure point or show the Safe Travels QR code when you land. There will no longer be a line screening passengers.
With the positivity rate in Honolulu County of which Ko Olina is a part of at 2.6% and cases dropping around the country, the governor felt it was time to end the program. Note that the program could be reinstated in the future.
Passengers arriving to Hawaii on direct international flights such as from Canada or Japan must still adhere to federal U.S. entry requirements. This includes showing proof of an up-to-date vaccination document and negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result taken within one day of travel. For more information, visit www.hawaiicovid19.com/travel.
On the county level, The City and County of Honolulu’s Safe Access Oahu program will end on Sunday, March 6, 2022. With a vaccination rate of 80% on Oahu, the Mayor felt it was time to sunset the program.
The program required patrons at eateries, bars, gyms and other establishments to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within the last 48 hours. Note that individual establishments may still ask for proof, so keep a copy of your documents on your phone, just in case you’re asked.
The governor made an additional announcement on March 8th that the Hawaii statewide indoor mask mandate will be discontinued starting Saturday, March 26th.