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State of Hawaii "Safe Travels" Program for International Travelers (ends 25 Mar 2022)

State of Hawaii "Safe Travels" Program for International Travelers (ends 25 Mar 2022)

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Effective 8 November 2021, Non-U.S. citizens traveling directly Hawaii from another country must show both vaccination records and a negative COVID test results (NAAT or antigen) within three days of boarding a flight to the U.S. This applies to ALL over the age of 2. Ages 2-17 are exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated but negative COVID testing result still applies with the child having to follow the 'vaccinated (72 hours)' or 'unvaccinated (24 hours)' stream according to their actual vaccination status.

U.S. citizens flying directly to Hawaii from an international destination have two options:
  • Provide proof of vaccination OR
  • Provide proof of negative COVID-19 test result within one day of boarding flight to U.S.
Airlines will screen passengers prior to their departure to the U.S. If foreign passengers fail to meet BOTH requirements and if U.S. citizens fail to meet ONE of the two requirements, they will not be allowed to board the flight. Once in Hawaii, the CDC will conduct compliance checks.

Note: Tests do NOT have to be done with Trusted Travel Partners under the new international federal requirements, but they MUST be done with a Trusted Travel Partner for unvaccinated domestic travel.

International passengers entering the U.S. from another state or territory will be treated as domestic travelers when entering Hawaii.

https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/go...vel-to-hawaii/

FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS

VAX - INT'L FLIGHTS NON-STOP/DIRECT TO HAWAI'I
  • Entry Requirements for the United States must be followed.
  • No further checks are completed by the State of Hawai'i, and therefore the Safe Travels/QR etc. is no longer necessary.
  • Vax card/cert AND T-72 test
    • Per CDC rules, U.S. and Internationally administered vaccinations are accepted
    • T-72 test does NOT have to be from a Hawai'i "Trusted Partner", as this is moot.
  • Remember - non-stop international flights into HI only (e.g. NRT-HNL, YVR-KOA, or even ICN-HNL-OGG).
VAX - INT'L FLIGHTS W/ LAYOVERS EN-ROUTE TO HAWAI'I
  • U.S. AND HI procedures apply
  • U.S.:
    • Vax card/cert AND T-72 test
      • Per CDC rules, U.S. and Internationally administered vaccinations are accepted
      • T-72 test does NOT have to be from a Hawai'i "Trusted Partner", as this is moot.e.g. NRT-SFO-KOA, ICN-SFO-HNL-OGG, FRA-LAX-KOA, YYZ-SFO-LIH
VAX - DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO HAWAI'I
  • Hawai'i Safe Travel Rules apply:
    • HI Safe Travels Portal application/QR is required
    • Must apply for a 'Vaccine Exception'
    • In line with CDC rules, U.S. and Internationally administered vaccinations are accepted
    • No test needed
    • e.g. SFO-KOA, EWR-HNL or those where you are taking a long trip to the US mainland first such as FRA-LAX-(3 days)-LAX-LIH

NOT FULLY VACCINATED/UNVACCINATED (age 2+)

UNVAX - INT'L FLIGHTS NON-STOP/DIRECT TO HAWAI'I
  • Entry Requirements for the United States must be followed.
  • Foreign nationals, non-US citizens, etc. ARE NOT ADMISSIBLE if unvaccinated UNLESS they meet one of the exceptions which include: Under age 18; Traveling from a recognized country where vaccines are in low supply; Other exceptions as described by CDC
  • Test T-24 from your departing flight to the US/HI, or proof of recent recovery. Test does NOT have to be from a Hawai'i "Trusted Partner"
  • No further checks are completed by the State of Hawai'i, and therefore the Safe Travels/QR etc. is no longer necessary.
UNVAX - INT'L FLIGHTS W/ LAYOVERS EN-ROUTE TO HAWAI'I
  • U.S. AND HI procedures apply
  • U.S.:
    • T-24 test from your international-> US departure, or proof of recent recovery.
  • Hawai'i:
    • HI Safe Travels Portal application/QR is required
    • Exemption to Q possible with a T-72 test required but MUST be from a Hawai'i "Trusted Partner"
    • Foreign nationals? N/A. Non U.S. citizens, nationals, LPR's etc barred from entry to U.S. on this scenario.
    • To kill two birds with one stone, consider a HI approved 'telehealth' test that you can take abroad before departing for the U.S. (Azova Lucira?)
    • Remember that although the U.S. accepts antigen tests, HI does not at this time.
    • Alternatively, plan a sufficiently long layover to get another HI-approved rapid test at a major US airport hub ($$$$), or a trip out to Walgreens for their HI-approved IDNow rapid test.
UNVAX - DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO HAWAI'I
  • HI Safe Travels Portal application/QR is required
  • Exemption to Q possible with a T-72 test required but MUST be from a Hawai'i "Trusted Partner"
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Old Nov 9, 21, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by billinghamn View Post
Just click on the upload CDC card and you get this:

You can then enter the details of your vaccinations.
The OP's point is that when you go into that section, it has a warning that only US cards are accepted, and even says all others aren't. It's confusing, as the rules have changed already. Typical Hawai'i being late.
We aren't talking about CDC cards here - but foreign vaccinations.

I tried calling them for clarity, but all I get is "English, say English.." and then it never lets you say, or type 1.. I need to speak Japanese to get anywhere.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by billinghamn View Post
I've done the same, so all good from that perspective.

What I would like to understand is how this ties in with our flight to Hawaii? So I assume we still need to show our vax certificate and any test result when checking in for our flights at LAX, We might need to show those same things when we arrive perhaps?

When exactly does anyone tie the vax cert that we have uploaded into Safe Travels into our arrival into Hawaii? Is that done at check in? Or as part of arrival? Or perhaps at a later point by the HI government?

Would be good to understand the process.
I reached out to the The GO-HAWAII Team by phone. The process is as followed :
Once you have uploaded the Vax Cert, it will show up as uploaded Vaccine document with following info: Name of the vaccine, The travellers name & the Trip name. This is the only proof the Vax cert is uploaded.
If you click on my Trip icon, Screened: "No" with red arrow
No Green arrow until you have been screened even though your Vax Cert has been uploaded.

Once you have completed your Health Questionnaire 24 hours prior to your flight a QR code will be generated.
With QR your airline can prescreen you and once the prescreen is completed log into Trip ,there will be a Green arrow next to the word Exempt: "Yes"
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Old Nov 9, 21, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
The OP's point is that when you go into that section, it has a warning that only US cards are accepted, and even says all others aren't. It's confusing, as the rules have changed already. Typical Hawai'i being late.
We aren't talking about CDC cards here - but foreign vaccinations.

I tried calling them for clarity, but all I get is "English, say English.." and then it never lets you say, or type 1.. I need to speak Japanese to get anywhere.
With the update, there is an option for "Outside of USA" . Click on the "Upload CDC Covid19 Vaccination Card". Scroll all the way down to the last State. The next option : "Outside of USA" Click on that option & follow the steps. & sigh & submit. , The uploaded Vaccine document with following info: Name of the vaccine, The travellers name & the Trip name if you click on "COVID Vaccine Exception"
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Old Nov 9, 21, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by yyzprincess View Post
With the update, there is an option for "Outside of USA" . Click on the "Upload CDC Covid19 Vaccination Card". Scroll all the way down to the last State. The next option : "Outside of USA" Click on that option & follow the steps. & sigh & submit..
The popup when you click on Vaccine Exemption literally states that only vax in the US are accepted, and no other documents will be accepted. This is not an update, at all. It's horrendous.

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Old Nov 9, 21, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
The popup when you click on Vaccine Exemption literally states that only vax in the US are accepted, and no other documents will be accepted. This is not an update, at all. It's horrendous.
Click to Vaccine Exemption. There is no separate icon for Non US Vax certificates. Just click on the "Upload CDC Covid19 Vaccination Card". Scroll all the way down to the last State. The next option : "Outside of USA" Click on that option & follow the steps. & sign & submit.
I uploaded my Canadian Vax cert. I just checked by clicking on " Vaccine Exemption", below "Upload CDC Covid19 Vaccination Card" Below that Heading:
Uploaded Vaccine Documents with following info below that heading: in Green

Name Traveler Trip Name
Pfizer-Pdf YYZPRINCESS Newark,NJ,USA (EWR)-
Honolulu,HI,USA (HNL) - Month-Day-Year


BTW, I am not tech savvy, if I can upload non-us vax cert a 3 year old can do it !

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Old Nov 9, 21, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by yyzprincess View Post
Click to Vaccine Exemption. There is no separate icon for Non US Vax certificates. Just click on the "Upload CDC Covid19 Vaccination Card". Scroll all the way down to the last State. The next option : "Outside of USA" Click on that option & follow the steps. & sigh & submit.
You literally aren't reading a word I'm saying. You are asking someone to attest to something that is not true. The website is not properly updated; and the warning statement and attestation allude to being vaccinated within the US.

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Old Nov 9, 21, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
The popup when you click on Vaccine Exemption literally states that only vax in the US are accepted, and no other documents will be accepted. This is not an update, at all. It's horrendous.
That's what confuses me too - it's now possible to upload a document and selecting location outside of US (would previously give an error message) so one would assume it's fine however the description in the pop-up has not changed and still states only US administered vaccines are acceptable.

I have however reached out to GoHawaii by email and they confirmed that foreign proof of Vax is now acceptable (as long as the vaccine's FDA or WHO approved) and that with that no additional NAAT test by a TTP is required (Hawaiian Airlines said the same through their Twitter team)

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Originally Posted by CH_flyer View Post
That's what confuses me too - it's now possible to upload a document and selecting location outside of US (would previously give an error message) so one would assume it's fine however the description in the pop-up has not changed and still states only US administered vaccines are acceptable.

I have however reached out to GoHawaii by email and they confirmed that foreign proof of Vax is now acceptable (as long as the vaccine's FDA or WHO approved) and that with that no additional NAAT test by a TTP is required (Hawaiian Airlines said the same through their Twitter team)
I finally got through to someone in Hawai'i Safe Travels who told me the website was updated at 2am today. I told them it wasn't properly updated. However, they do not speak English, nor do they care. In fact, when you call the Hawaii Safe Travels helpline, if you speak English it goes into a loop. The only way to move forward is to speak to the robot in Japanese. I guess the only way to get any movement is to talk to the media and shame the government a bit.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by CH_flyer View Post
That's what confuses me too - it's now possible to upload a document and selecting location outside of US (would previously give an error message) so one would assume it's fine however the description in the pop-up has not changed and still states only US administered vaccines are acceptable.

I have however reached out to GoHawaii by email and they confirmed that foreign proof of Vax is now acceptable (as long as the vaccine's FDA or WHO approved) and that with that no additional NAAT test by a TTP is required (Hawaiian Airlines said the same through their Twitter team)
Real Time confirmation: FT flew SFO-HNL on 8th Nov. Non-US vaccinated. Antigen test 3 days before travel date. No wristband. Landed in HNL. Had to deal with Screening @ HNL. Join the No-Wrist Band line. The Screening agent verified the Docs had uploaded & was given Exemption.

Have you uploaded your Foreign proof of Vax as yet?
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Old Nov 9, 21, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by yyzprincess View Post
Real Time confirmation: FT flew SFO-HNL on 8th Nov. Non-US vaccinated. Antigen test 3 days before travel date. No wristband. Landed in HNL. Had to deal with Screening @ HNL. Join the No-Wrist Band line. The Screening agent verified the Docs had uploaded & was given Exemption.

Have you uploaded your Foreign proof of Vax as yet?
Not yet was hoping to wait for the wording on the website to be updated too to properly reflect new rules - still have a few days before travelling
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Old Nov 9, 21, 2:20 pm
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Not yet was hoping to wait for the wording on the website to be updated too to properly reflect new rules - still have a few days before travelling
I would not recommend uploading foreign vax, and making an untruthful attestation to a government - until the website is updated. I've been speaking to someone else at Safe Travels, as well as Hawai'i News Now to get this change pushed today.
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
I would not recommend uploading foreign vax, and making an untruthful attestation to a government - until the website is updated. I've been speaking to someone else at Safe Travels, as well as Hawai'i News Now to get this change pushed today.
There's also the option to upload foreign proof to the other documents section as has been suggested by GoHawaii's twitter channel
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
You literally aren't reading a word I'm saying. You are asking someone to attest to something that is not true. The website is not properly updated; and the warning statement and attestation allude to being vaccinated within the US.
I received a response from Hawaii. They asked I send them a link where it stated that only US Vaccines will be accepted. I cannot provide them the link to the area you are quoting.
I have search on these links:https://ets.hawaii.gov/travelhelp/ad...-travels-faqs/

https://ets.hawaii.gov/travelhelp/#W...ATFORM_ACCOUNT

If you would be kind enough to post the link would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by yyzprincess View Post
I received a response from Hawaii. They asked I send them a link where it stated that only US Vaccines will be accepted. I cannot provide them the link to the area you are quoting.
I have search on these links:https://ets.hawaii.gov/travelhelp/ad...-travels-faqs/

https://ets.hawaii.gov/travelhelp/#W...ATFORM_ACCOUNT

If you would be kind enough to post the link would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
It's http://travel.hawaii.gov > Apply for Exemption/Exception from Quarantine>COVID Vaccine Exception. The very page that people will be uploading their docs to get the QR code
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Old Nov 9, 21, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
It's http://travel.hawaii.gov > Apply for Exemption/Exception from Quarantine>COVID Vaccine Exception
When I click to the above link you kindly provided it asks me to sign in. I sign in.

I uploaded my Canadian Vax cert. I will have proof of negative antigen test done 3 days prior to my entry in to US. Beginning Nov. 8, the State of Hawaii, in alignment with the federal government, will accept vaccines approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and vaccines listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. I meet the US Federal Government Regulation.
When I sign the attestation , I am attesting what I uploaded is True to best of my knowledge.

I am not going to stress out.

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