COVID-19- TRAVEL UPDATE 'Safe Travels' program & mask mandate both ended March 26th
According to Governor Ige, the state of Hawaii dropped the 'Safe Travels' program for domestic U.S. travelers at midnight on March 25, 2022. Governor Ige has also announced the indoor mask mandate has ended as of March 26, 2022. Masks may still be required on public transportation, such as buses, and within Hawaii’s airports.
That now means domestic travelers to Hawaii will no longer need to fill out online forms via Safe Travels, no longer have to worry about QR codes, no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, and ultimately, there won't be any additional requirements or restrictions to fly to Hawaii on a domestic flight.
On the county level, the County of Kauai, the County of Maui, and the County of Hawaii have repealed their COVID-19 Emergency Rules. The City and County of Honolulu's Safe Access Oahu program ended on Sunday, March 6, 2022. More details on that are below.
International passengers will continue to follow the requirements that were put in place by the federal government.
Additionally, please note that there is a severe rental car shortage on Kauai at this time due to the pandemic as the rental car fleet on island was significantly reduced during the shutdown. Please be sure to secure and confirm your rental prior to arrival. Also, be aware that you may experience significant wait times when picking up your rental car.
New Transportation Options for Kauai
As a result of the pandemic, the island of Kauai has suffered a shortage of rental cars. The County of Kauai has launched a new website to inform visitors and residents of transportation options on Kauai. The goal of the website is to serve as a resource to connect travelers with transportation options, such as airport shuttles, ride-shares and bike rentals. Check out the website at: https://getaroundkauai.com.
Thank you and stay safe! -Pohaku Vacation Rentals Management Team