Travel to Hawaii
To enter Hawaii with the 14-day mandatory quarantine waived, passengers must be tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours before your flight to Hawaii departs with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) and show proof of a negative test result. The State of Hawaii will ONLY accept test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS.
If you have a multi-city flight itinerary, the 72-hour departure time deadline is measured from the last city you leave before arriving at a Hawaii airport (e.g. if your travel is from Chicago to SFO to Honolulu, the departure time to look at is your flight from SFO).
Each traveler must complete and submit a Safe Travels form prior to departure.
Testing. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the proper test and the negative results documented in order to have the 14-day quarantine waived upon arrival in Hawaii. While airlines are promoting COVID-19 testing sites at or near SFO, please be aware each airline has a different process. If you are unable to secure a reservation for testing through the airline testing arrangements, you should find a way to test using one of Hawaii’s TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS.
Currently United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines both operate non-stop service from SFO to the Hawaiian Islands.
- United Airlines provides on-Airport testing resources for passengers originating from San Francisco and traveling to Hawaii. Appointments are required. For more information, visit https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/covid-testing.html.
- For Hawaiian Airlines’ testing information, visit https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/COVIDTesting.
Connecting through SFO. It is highly recommended that you take your COVID-19 test prior to arriving at SFO. If you take your COVID-19 test while connecting through SFO AND you test positive, you WILL NOT be allowed to continue your journey AND you WILL be required to quarantine locally for 14-days at your own expense. SFO is located in an unincorporated section of San Mateo County and all persons within the boundaries of the county (even temporarily) are subject to the requirements of the health orders issued by the San Mateo County Health Officer.
Face Coverings are required to be worn properly at ALL times while at SFO by order of the San Mateo County Health Officer. The only exception is when you are actively eating and drinking while seated. If you are taking long breaks between eating and drinking, replace your face covering. There are no exceptions for talking on your mobile phone or for eating or drinking while you are walking. Face coverings must be worn over your nose AND mouth to be effective. Failure to comply with properly wearing a face covering may result in a fine.
As of 11/9/2020