COVID Travel Resources
Essential Workers Travel Exemption. Those identified as essential workers by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) or their employers should seek written authorization prior to travel to break self-quarantine to perform their work. Learn more>>>
Mandatory Safe Travels App. All interisland and mainland travel into and between the Hawaiian Islands must complete mandatory forms using this app. It is encouraged to do so 24 hours prior to flight departure. Learn more>>>
UPDATES to Travel Restrictions and Requirements by County
Test results required prior to travel. As of November 24, all trans-Pacific travelers must have a negative test result from a trusted travel partner prior to their departure in order to bypass the 14-day quarantine. The new policy applies to domestic trans-Pacific flights and international flights departing from locations participating in Hawaiʻi pre-testing programs. This does not affect inter-island travelers.
Kaua‘i County
Mayor Derek Kawakami has temporarily opted out of the state’s pre-travel testing program due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the county. Effective December 2, 2020, all travelers arriving on Kaua‘i are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine regardless of testing. This includes both trans-Pacific, international, and inter-island travelers. Kauai Resource Directory
City and County of Honolulu
The Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund has reopened for one week closing on December 8, after receiving an additional $24 million in funding. Only businesses that have not received any funding from the program OR have been closed or operating at greatly reduced capacity (i.e. bars and nightclubs, gyms and fitness facilities, arcades, and commercial recreational boating) are eligible. Honolulu Resource Directory
Maui County
Lāna‘i’s “Safer at Home” order has moved into the “Act with Care” phase. The county is also running a mask campaign, reminding residents and visitors that face coverings are required in public for anyone over the age of 5. Businesses can print a “Keep Maui County Healthy” flyer for their storefronts. Maui County Resource Directory
Hawai‘i County
Mayor Harry Kim updated Hawai‘i County’s rules on pre-travel testing to align with the state’s, requiring trans-Pacific travelers to have their test results upon arrival to avoid the 14-day quarantine. There is no change for inter-island travelers - they can either test for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours before traveling to Hawai‘i Island or be tested after arrival. A negative post-arrival test would allow the traveler to be released from quarantine. The emergency rule also incorporates the statewide face covering mandate, requiring people to wear face coverings while in public settings. Hawaii County Resource Directory
Here are the Exceptions to the Statewide Mask Mandate. Read more>>>

Information on Free COVID-19 Surge Testing. Testing is being offered in various locations throughout the islands. Learn more>>>

Expanded COVID Dashboard. HI-EMA has released an updated dashboard providing access to daily COVID-19 case counts, seven-day case averages, positivity rates, and the number of deaths caused by COVID-19. It also features a county-by-county summary of hospital resources, economic trends, and tourism. Learn more>>>
Honolulu Tier 2 Refersher. Reminder on what is and is not allowed in Tier 2. Learn more>>>

Back on the Wave. Take the COVID-19 health and safety assessment and let your customers know that you’re helping Oahu get back on the wave. You’ll earn free personal protective equipment and free signage. Learn more>>>

Ho'oulu Maui Nui Website. MEDB has created an online resource directory to help Maui County’s small businesses find special services and products during COVID-19. Learn more>>>

The County of Hawaii Small Business Relief & Recovery Fund provides county businesses a one-time reimbursement of up to $10,000 for costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more>>>
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