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Travel is allowed to Hawaii with some limitations.

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  • Documentation required
  • U.S. vaccination card, negative COVID-19 test, or quarantine
  • Hawaii Pre-Clear
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Before you arrive

Safe Travels account

All transpacific travelers aged 18 and older are required to create and complete a Safe Travels account prior to departure.

There are several additional elements required in order to complete your Safe Travels account. View more details

U.S. vaccination card, negative COVID-19 test, or quarantine

Travelers vaccinated in the U.S., please reference Hawai‘i State Department of Health for information regarding quarantine and exemptions as a result of vaccinations.

All passengers age five and older who show proof of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test from a State of Hawaii approved Trusted Testing Partner taken within 72 hours of boarding the last flight of their journey to Hawaii will not be subject to the State of Hawaii’s 10-day traveler quarantine rule. COVID-19 testing partners & pricing


In partnership with the State of Hawaii, Southwest® is offering Hawaii Pre-Clear, which allows eligible* Customers to be cleared at their final departure gate and bypass Safe Travels Hawaii airport screening upon arrival in Hawaii. This is a benefit that will significantly reduce airport wait times for our Customers. To be considered for the Hawaii Pre-Clear service, make sure you have met the State of Hawaii’s travel requirements as listed in the above sections, and check to confirm that your documents have been approved.

Next steps after completing your Hawaii travel requirements:

  • You will receive a QR code via email from travel@hawaii.gov
  • Confirm all details within your Safe Travels profile is updated and accurate (i.e., full name, flight number, etc.) for your final departure to Hawaii
  • Present that QR code and your identification to a friendly Southwest Agent at your final departure gate
  • Once your State-of-Hawaii approved Safe Travels account has been verified by a Southwest representative, you will receive a Southwest-branded Pre-Clear wristband allowing you to bypass airport screening upon arrival in Hawaii

As a reminder, each adult aged 18 or older must have a unique Safe Travels account and QR code. Each child or dependent must be listed on one of the guardian(s) accounts. You must bring your U.S. vaccination card or a paper copy of your negative COVID-19 test result and other required documentation for the Hawaii Pre-Clear service.

*Unaccompanied minors are ineligible for Hawaii Pre-Clear. The Hawaii Pre-Clear processing will close 30 minutes prior to your departure. The state of Hawaii reserves the right to re-screen or validate the screening of any Passenger.

After you arrive

Present your QR code

After completing the Safe Travels application, you will receive a QR code via email.

Terms & conditions

Due to fast-changing government mandates and restrictions, this information is subject to change anytime and without notice. Depending on circumstances and travel itinerary, Passengers will be responsible for additional travel document requirements by destination.