Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by Karma Hill
After months of mandatory quarantine and shuttered hotels, we’re happy to learn that beginning on October 15th, 2020, the Hawaii Government will be welcoming visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to our islands! That means more happy couples and more beautiful Oahu weddings!
If you’re planning to travel to Hawaii during COVID-19, follow along and we’ll help you understand the regulations and avoid the quarantine.
Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know for all travel to Hawaii during COVID-19:
For a very detailed Q&A from the Hawaii State Government please visit The Department of Health Travel Frequently Asked Questions Page.
Now let’s break it down, so you can start planning your dream wedding in Hawaii.
Beginning on October 15th, Hawaii COVID-19 travel restrictions will require documentation of a negative COVID-19 test in order to avoid the Hawaii quarantine.
Here’s a checklist to help you travel to Hawaii during COVID-19, so you can relax and start dreaming of your big day:
Currently approved trusted testing partners are: CVS and Kaiser Permanente. Trusted testing partners are entities that understand exactly what the State requires in terms of this program. Additionally, the state will accept test results from other sources so long as they meet the testing parameters set forth by the DOH, which are an FDA-approved NAAT test processed by a CLIA-certified lab.
Whether through CVS, Kaiser or another source, it is the traveler’s responsibility to confirm they are receiving the correct test.
Keep scrolling for more info on how to travel to Hawaii during COVID-19.
Even after you’re tested, there will still be more safety measures to ensure you can avoid the Hawaii quarantine and any additional COVID-19 travel restrictions. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect at the airport.
✦ You’ll need to complete a travel declaration form either printed or online
✦ You’ll complete a health screening prior to boarding your flight here and again when you land
✦ If you have a fever before boarding, you may be prohibited from boarding the flight
✦ If you have a fever when you arrive to Hawaii, you will receive a further medical assessment
✦ You will also have to show your completed health form again after arriving at Hawaii
Planning a beach wedding in Hawaii? Or just hoping to elope in the world’s most beautiful sandy venue? We’re here to make your dreams come true!
First off, this means your dream wedding in Hawaii is about to happen!! We’re jumping for joy along with you! Take a moment to do a cartwheel or two, and then glance over these few other considerations:
Not sure if a wedding in Hawaii is within your budget? It’s much more affordable than you think! Come read our comprehensive article: Hawaii Destination Wedding Cost – Ceremony, Lodging & Airfare
So why not consider a small wedding or even eloping in Hawaii?
Having an Oahu beach elopement is a beautiful way to celebrate your love. We understand that it may not be exactly what you’ve hoped for, but limiting your guest count to only a handful of friends and family may keep your loved ones healthy.
Many couples are opting for a very small celebration in the short term, with plans to host a larger celebration back home when it is safe.
To help you bridge the distance, we’ve created elopement enhancements that can be added to all of our Oahu wedding packages. With these add-ons, a professional videographer will record or live-stream your wedding so your guests back home will be part of the special moment! We can even send them leis! This way, if you decide to elope, your guests will be cheering you on in style!
So as you begin planning your gorgeous ceremony day around your travel to Hawaii during COVID-19 regulations, browse the amazing wedding photos below and remind yourself – SOON THIS WILL BE YOU! And we can’t wait to meet you and your special someone!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Keep checking back because we’ll keep this post updated as soon as any information changes!
Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding and Simple Oahu wedding. Karma writes about weddings and photography in Hawaii.
Interested in hearing more about our Oahu wedding packages or have a question? We would love to hear from you!
Fill out the form below or email us at:
M-F 8AM-4PM, closed Sat/Sun
WANT TO CHAT? 808-439-6700
Leave a comment: