Travel from Australia
to Oahu-Honolulu

What you need to know about COVID-19 testing, vaccination
and regional travel requirements

Last updated July 8, 2022    |      Reverse Route

Requirements for traveling to Oahu

The United States requires all non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants entering the country by plane be fully vaccinated. Limited exceptions apply.

Full details on the U.S. entry requirements can be found on the U.S. CDC’s website.

Vaccinated travelers need to show proof of full vaccination status prior to boarding. See details on accepted vaccines, as well as acceptable forms of proof of vaccination. Children under the age of 18 are not required to show proof of vaccination.

Additionally, all travelers (U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens) ages 2 years and older must complete the CDC attestation prior to boarding.

As of midnight on Sunday, June 12, 2022, international travelers will no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the U.S.


All international travelers

Follow the step-by-step instructions to meet the requirements necessary for entering the U.S. and State of Hawaii. If you do not meet these requirements, you will not be able to board your flight.

Please note that some exceptions apply for unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will not be able to board a flight to the United States unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the U.S. government proclamation and CDC’s Order. See the full list of exceptions and requirements for each listed here. Please note that some exceptions will require post-arrival testing, quarantine upon arrival or possibly even agreement to vaccination after 60 days, so it’s critical that you read through the full requirements.
  • Sign the CDC attestation. Download and print the form prior to arriving at the airport. Attestations need to be completed for all travelers 2 years and older prior to boarding.

Bring your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate to the airport

Pack this in your carry-on bag, as you will be asked to show proof before boarding.


Bring your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate to the airport

Pack this in your carry-on bag, as you will be asked to show proof before boarding.

Prior to boarding your flight to Hawaii, you will be asked to show proof of your full vaccination status by presenting your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC). Have your certificate easily accessible in your carry-on bag.

If you are an unvaccinated U.S. citizen, you do not need to show proof of vaccination, but will need to complete all other steps.

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Print and complete the CDC forms

Don’t forget to pack this with you before you depart for the airport.


Print and complete the CDC forms

Don’t forget to pack this with you before you depart for the airport.

Every traveler 2 years and older will need to complete the following CDC passenger forms either at home (recommended) or during check-in at the airport. Be sure to present your completed forms at the ticket counter.

Get pre-cleared prior to departure

Allow extra time to do this before boarding the aircraft.


Get pre-cleared prior to departure

Allow extra time to do this before boarding the aircraft.

From your departure airport, you’re able to get pre-cleared during check-in or at the gate. A Hawaiian Airlines Guest Services Agent will verify your documents and allow you to board the plane. Once screened at the gate, you do not need to be screened or quarantined upon arrival in Hawaii.

Traveling with kids?

If you’re traveling with keiki (children), here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Every child 2 years and older will need to complete the CDC passenger attestation forms.

Masks

Wearing a face mask is optional onboard our aircraft from Australia to Hawaii, however Sydney Airport does require that masks are worn inside the airport leading up to boarding. Conversely, when traveling to Australia from Hawaii, it is required to wear a mask for the duration of the flight and upon arrival at Sydney Airport. A cloth or surgical mask is acceptable and a mask is required in order to check in or board the aircraft. Masks must cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the sides of your face. You’re able to remove your mask to eat or drink and if directed to do so by an airline or government official for identification, emergency and safety or other purposes. A few exemptions apply; for more information, click here.

Returning to Australia

As of July 6, 2022 AEDT, citizens, residents and eligible visa holders entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status nor will they need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration

Guests must still wear a mask for the duration of the flight, as well as upon arrival at Sydney Airport. A cloth or surgical mask is acceptable. If you do not agree to wear a mask, you will not be allowed to check in or board the aircraft to Australia. Masks must cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the sides of your face. You’re able to remove your mask to eat or drink and if directed to do so by an airline or government official for identification, emergency and safety or other purposes. A few exemptions apply; for more information, click here.

As you prepare to travel to Australia from overseas, we also recommend reviewing the Australian Government’s checklist.

Visit the relevant state or territory government website for information about the current quarantine requirements that apply in that jurisdiction.

If you need to transit through a state or territory on your way to your destination state or territory, you may also need to take into account domestic travel restrictions.

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