Kaua‘i Rejoins Statewide ‘Safe Travels’ Program Beginning April 5, 2021

After a period of opting out, Kaua‘i will rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program. Governor David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to rejoin the Safe Travels pre-travel testing program for trans-pacific travel, effective April 5, 2021. Existing rules for travel to Kaua‘i remain in place until that date.

“This emergency rule will simplify travel to Hawai‘i by including Kaua‘i in the existing Safe Travels program,” Governor Ige said in a press release. “The increased restrictions over the winter months helped Mayor Kawakami safely balance travel with the health and safety of residents and visitors on the Garden Island.”

Beginning on April 5, 2021, visitors with a state-approved, negative COVID-19 test result delivered within 72 hours of boarding a flight will be able to bypass Hawai‘i’s state-mandated quarantine. Without a test, visitors will still be subject to the required 14-day quarantine period.

Official COVID-19 Resources

For visitors looking to travel to Kaua‘i before April 5, 2021, please visit our Hawai‘i Life Vacations page for information on mandates in place until that date. For more resources, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Center.

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