Travel Quarantine Exemption Request

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  1. From this site, travelers entering the State of Hawaiʻi can apply for a limited exemption from the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine. Under Governor Ige’s emergency proclamation, all travelers entering the State of Hawaiʻi must self-quarantine for 10 days, unless they obtain an exemption.
  2. There is also a mandatory 10-day self-quarantine for all travelers between islands, except for those traveling from a neighbor island to Oʻahu. To apply for a limited exemption from this mandatory inter-island quarantine, you must apply to the appropriate county or counties. Follow the links below:
    Kauaʻi County
    Maui and Kalawao County (Maui, Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi)
    Hawaiʻi County (the Big Island)
  3. All travelers entering the State of Hawaiʻi must also complete a Safe Travels form available from the Department of Transportation here.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THIS LINK FOR THE FOLLOWING (You will not receive a response):

FLIGHT CREW:  For airline flight crew, please contact your station or general manager for information regarding the limited exemption for your situation.  For charter flight crew, please contact your fixed base operator (FBO).

INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL:  Please apply directly to the appropriate county thru the links above.

MILITARY:  All military members traveling on official business or relocating under PCS orders should review the Hawaii Department of Defense memo.

PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM:  This account does not administer the pre-travel testing program and cannot grant you a quarantine exemption for a negative covid-19 test.  Please see https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/ for more information.

STATE AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES:  Contact your supervisor for specific instructions before applying for an exemption

VACCINATED TRAVELERS:  Presently, proof of vaccination is not a recognized exemption to the Hawaiʻi travel quarantine. The state continues to evaluate the latest science and will inform travelers of any new exemptions as those decision are made.

APPLYING FOR A LIMITED EXEMPTION FROM THE MANDATORY 10-DAY SELF-QUARANTINE:

(Updated 4.23.21)

There is a limited exemption for people who work in critical infrastructure in Hawai’i. If you are granted a limited exemption, you will only be allowed to break self-quarantine for the limited purpose(s) stated in the exemption approval email; self-quarantine shall not be broken for any other purpose.

  1. Required Information and Supporting Documents. Your application needs information, explanation, and supporting documents sufficient for the State of Hawaiʻi to determine your eligibility to receive a limited exemption. Incomplete or unclear information or documentation may cause delays or denial of your application. To be considered for this exemption, you must provide the following:
    1. Job Title and Job Description.   In the Details section, state your job title and a description of the critical infrastructure work you will be performing in Hawai’i.
    2. Location(s) Where Critical Infrastructure Work Will be Performed. In the Details section, list the location(s) and/or address(es) where you will be performing critical infrastructure work during your self-quarantine period.
    3. Proof of Employment. In the Proof of Employment section, upload proof of your employment. Examples include: Work ID/badge, w-2 or paystub, letter from your employer, professional license (for self-employed individuals)
    4. Proof of Critical infrastructure Work in Hawai’i.  For persons whose primary place of employment is outside of Hawai’i, in addition to proof of employment, upload proof that you will be performing critical infrastructure work in Hawai’i. Examples include: Contract/work order or invoice from Hawai’i business, or letter from Hawai’i business that indentifies you and/or your employer and describes the work that you will be performing in Hawai’i.
  2. No Guarantee of Approval. An application does not mean or guarantee you will receive any exemption.
  3. Travel Dates. Each critical infrastructure worker must have a tentative or confirmed arrival and departure date.
  4. Returning Residents. If you are a returning resident, use your date of return to Hawaii as your arrival date, leave the departure date blank, and choose the location you are traveling from as your state of origin.
  5. Group Travelers or Travel Parties. With one application, you can apply for limited exemptions for multiple travelers. We recommend submitting applications for groups of travelers or travel parties who will all arrive in Hawaiʻi on the same date and to the same final destination-island. Submitting an application with large travel parties, arriving on multiple dates or on different islands, can delay your application.
  6. Verify Your Application is Complete and Accurate. Your application is submitted to and reviewed by the Department of the Attorney General for completeness and compliance with current state rules.
  7. Applications with Apple ID Private.relay.applied.com Email Addresses. Applications with Apple ID private.relay.applied.com email addresses will not receive a response and will be closed. You must provide a valid email address with your application. When signing in with Apple ID, please select “Share My Email” when prompted.
  8. 48 to 72-Hour Processing Time. Applications are usually processed within 48 to 72 hours, but processing times can vary depending on volume and the completeness and thoroughness of your application.

Post-Arrival Testing Requirement

Traveler(s) who receive a limited exemption from the Department of the Attorney General for CISA purposes must take COVID-19 tests after arrival in Hawaiʻi as follows:

  • Traveler(s) shall take a first COVID-19 test at any time between the day of their arrival and 3 days after arrival (the first post-arrival COVID-19 test)
  • Traveler(s) shall take a second COVID-19 test 3 to 4 days following the day they took their first post-arrival COVID-19 test (the second post-arrival COVID-19 test)
  • Traveler(s) shall take an additional COVID-19 test 7 days after their first post-arrival COVID-19 test (the third post-arrival COVID-19 test)
  • The post-arrival COVID-19 tests may be antigen tests or nucleic acid amplification (NAAT)/polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests 
  1. City and County of Honolulu Travelers.  If you are traveling to the City and County of Honolulu, unless you have been notified otherwise by the State of Hawaii or by the issuer of your exemption, your first post arrival COVID-19 test must be taken at the laboratory located at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport operated by the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii.
  2. Testing Period. Traveler(s) shall comply with these post-arrival testing requirements for 10 days following arrival in Hawaii or for the duration of their stay in Hawaii, whichever period of time is shorter. 
  3. Audit Compliance. Traveler(s) do not need to upload their test results to any website but the Department of Health may audit compliance with these post-arrival testing requirements.
  4. Noncompliance with Testing Requirements.  If Traveler(s) are found not to have complied with these requirements, Traveler(s) and their organizations will be ineligible for future exemptions.
  5. Positive Test Result. Traveler(s) who test positive from a post-arrival test should contact the Department of Health – Disease Outbreak Control Division at (808) 586-4586.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR TRAVELERS RECOVERED FROM COVID-19

(Updated 4.23.21)

There is an exemption for people who have tested positive for Covid 19 and recovered.  To be considered for this exemption, you must upload 1) a copy of your positive Covid 19 test result, and 2) a signed letter from your medical provider.

  1. Positive Covid 19 Test. The positive Covid 19 test result MUST be:
    1. A molecular test (NAAT, PCR, or RNA);
    2. Processed by a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certified lab OR Department of Defense Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP) lab with the name and CLIA/CLIP number of the lab clearly printed on the result; and
    3. Dated no more than 90 days and no less than 11 days from your departure date for Hawaii.

If the laboratory name and CLIA/CLIP number are not on the lab result, you must obtain this information and include it in the “Details” section of the application.

  1. Medical Provider Letter. The medical provider letter MUST be:
    1. Dated at least 10 days after the collection date of your positive result and no earlier than 14 days before your departure date for Hawaiʻi;
    2. Signed by your medical provider with your medical provider’s name and National Provider Identifier (NPI) clearly listed;
    3. Clearly written to indicate you are currently symptom free, or your symptoms have resolved, or you are cleared to travel.
  2. Departure Date for Hawaiʻi. We do not accept tentative departure dates for Hawaiʻi. You must have a confirmed departure date because your exemption is based on the date of your test result and medical provider letter. If your travel date changes after you received an exemption, you will need to re-apply for another exemption.
  3. Lab Results from CLIA or CLIP Certified Laboratories.  Lab results for the recovered from Covid exemption does not need to be from a Hawaii Trusted Partner laboratory. The results MUST be from a CLIA or CLIP Certified laboratory.
  4. Antigen and Antibody Test.  Antigen and antibody test are not acceptable for this exemption. Applications submitting these test results will be automatically closed and you will not receive a response.
  5. Release from Isolation Letters.  Release from isolation letters do not satisfy the requirements stated in #2 above.
  6. Pre-Travel or Post Travel Testing.  If you receive an exemption under this category, you are not required to have pre-travel or post-travel testing.
  7. Exemption Request after Arrival in Hawaiʻi.  We can process exemption request submitted after your arrival in Hawaiʻi if you provide the documents required for this exemption. We do not accept medical provider letters dated after your departure date for Hawaiʻi.
  8. Returning Residents. If you are a returning resident, use your date of return to Hawaii as your arrival date, leave the departure date blank, and choose the location you are traveling from as your state of origin.
  9. 48 to 72-Hour Processing Time. Applications are usually processed within 48 to 72 hours, but processing times can vary depending on volume, completeness, and thoroughness of your application. Submitting multiple applications for the same travel date will also increase processing time and/or result in a denial of your request.
  10. Applications with Apple ID Private.relay.applied.com Private Email Addresses. Applications with Apple ID private.relay.applied.com email addresses will not receive a response and will be closed. You must provide a valid email address with your application. When signing in with Apple ID, please select “Share My Email” when prompted.

 

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If you have any questions about Hawai’i’s quarantine requirements or about an exemption from quarantine request, please email  [email protected]. All telephone inquiries regarding these issues will not be answered and will be re-directed to this email address.