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Hawaii to fully reopen for tourists without restrictions by the end of July


Hawaii to fully reopen for tourists without restrictions by the end of July

All arrivals in Hawaii need to either present a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours from a trusted partner or agree to a 10-day quarantine.

Once freed from quarantine, travelers can enjoy the vast array of activities and places Hawaii has to offer. The islands have been progressively reopening their most popular attractions.

The Polynesian Cultural Center and the Hukilau Marketplace in Oahu Island and many other attractions have opened up for visitors again.

Visitors can engage in the islands’ guided tours, surfing classes, hiking, excursions, kayaking, helicopter trips, water sports, and ranch adventures as long as they wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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Hawaii, companies reopening for tourism
Hawaii, companies reopening for tourism

HAWAII Opening for Tourism – Latest Updates

Hawaii, reopening for tourism

June 9 – Hawaii to fully reopen without restrictions by the end of July

Hawaii is expected to fully reopen by the end of July as vaccinations continue to rollout. By then, Governor David Ige plans to lift all COVID-19 restrictions once 70% of the population is fully vaccinated.

On June 15, all interstate measures such as quarantine and testing will be lifted for fully vaccinated local and mainland travelers. 

“The easing of travel restrictions is a direct result of our robust vaccination rate, and a community that sacrificed and did what it had to do over the past year and a half to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Ige at a press conference earlier this week.

When the State reaches this milestone, the Safe Travels program will end, announced the governor. 


May 23 – Hawaii to issue written vaccination cards

Hawaii’s constant changes in new restrictions, restriction lifts, and government promises that never happen have led local media to constantly give visitors confusing instructions about what they can or cannot do in the State. 

Governor Ige had announced that starting May 11, visitors who had received two shots of an approved vaccine would be allowed to travel inter-island without testing or quarantine restrictions by using a digital “The Safe Travels Card.” The only issue is the App does not exist yet. 

Now the government has announced that Hawaii might use a method for vaccine verification called  “passport” travel. But now it will be in the form of a written card. 

“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due. Let’s do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone’s going to get that.”

March 21 – New reopenings in Honolulu

Starting last week, the new Honolulu Mayor, Rick Blangiardi decided to accelerate the reopening of multiple tourist venues and ignore his predecessor’s more conservative 4-tier system plan. 

Currently, visitors can visit bars in groups of up to 10 people. They will be allowed to attend funerals and conventions starting next month. Also, youth sports are set to resume on April 12, and adult sports are scheduled to restart on April 19. These won’t have spectators at the beginning but the city will consider this possibility too. 

What’s currently open in Hawaii?

Hawaii has been progressively reopening its tourist venues and other services. As of now visitors can visit or enjoy,

  • Outdoor restaurants 
  • Tattoo parlors, hair salons, barber shops and nail salons
  • Churches
  • Theaters
  • Outdoor recreation at State parks

To check 17 best things to do in Hawaii now, click here.

Banned countries from visiting US

Due to health concerns regarding the new highly contagious COVID-19 strains first detected in England and South Africa, the country continues to be closed to those who have been in any of the following countries over the last couple of weeks. 

  • China 
  • Iran
  • European Schengen (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland 
  • Brazil 
  • South Africa 
  • India 


COVID-19 cases in Hawaii

Hawaii Travel Restrictions

hawaii reopening borders

Big events and businesses at full or near full capacity should be allowed by the summer. 

Hawaii’s Entry Requirements

  • Visitors need to download the Safe Travels app. 
  • To forgo the mandatory 10-day quarantine they can upload a negative PCR COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours and from a trusted partner. They must upload it before boarding and bring the original document with them.


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