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

Last updated April 20, 2022    |      Reverse Route

Requirements for traveling to New Zealand

Who can enter New Zealand
Starting 1 May 2022 at 11:59 pm NZST, the following fully vaccinated travelers can enter New Zealand and do not need to self-isolate or enter managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Check to see if you’re eligible to enter New Zealand by clicking here.

  • Visitors from countries included in the visa waiver program. See list here.
  • Visitors from other countries who already hold a valid visitor visa.

Entry requirements

Quarantine for unvaccinated travelers
If you are an unvaccinated foreign traveler and are eligible to travel to New Zealand, you must stay in MIQ when you arrive. You are legally required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming your place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight. Without a voucher confirming your allocation in a managed Isolation facility you will not be able to board your flight to New Zealand. A Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher is not a visa.

Masks
Face masks are required to be worn at Auckland Airport. To keep up with the latest information and requirements, click here.


Returning 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.

A summary of entry requirements is outlined in the steps below. Full details on the new U.S. entry requirements can be found on the U.S. CDC’s website. A flow chart outlining the process can also be found here.

Requirements for all international travelers as of Dec. 6, 2021:

  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen) taken no more than 1 day prior to the last leg of departure to the U.S. All travelers 2 years and older need to complete this step.
  • Sign a CDC attestation. Attestations need to be completed for all travelers 2 years and older prior to boarding.
  • All non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated to enter the country by plane (limited exceptions apply – see below). U.S. citizens are not required to be vaccinated, but they do need to meet the pre-travel testing requirement and sign the CDC attestation mentioned above.
  • 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.

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.
  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen) taken no more than 1 day prior to the last leg of departure to the U.S. All travelers 2 years and older need to complete this step.
  • Sign two attestations; one confirming your negative test result and the other confirming that you are excepted from the requirement to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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.

Schedule or purchase a COVID-19 test

Do this as soon as your flight is booked.


Schedule or purchase a COVID-19 test

Do this as soon as your flight is booked.

Make an appointment with a COVID-19 test provider in your area or purchase your test kit as soon as you’ve booked your flight.

Confirm the turnaround time for test results as well as the test type (viral NAAT or antigen test) with the test provider. Once confirmed, you will need to take your test no more than 1 day prior to the initial scheduled departure into Hawaii. Every traveler 2 years and older needs to take a test.

Take your test

Do this no more than 1 day before your flight to Hawaii.


Take your test

Do this no more than 1 day before your flight to Hawaii.

As a reminder, the test must be a viral NAAT or antigen test. Follow the testing instructions outlined by your test provider on the day of your test.

Print your negative COVID-19 test result

Do this once you receive your negative test result.


Print your negative COVID-19 test result

Do this once you receive your negative test result.

When you receive your negative test result, we recommend printing a copy and packing it in your carry-on bag. You may be asked to show a printed copy of your test result during the screening process.


Bring your vaccination card to the airport

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


Bring your vaccination card 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 physical vaccination card. Have your card 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.

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:

  • Children 2 years and older will be required to take a COVID-19 viral test (NAAT or antigen test) to enter the U.S. and Hawaii.
  • Every child 2 years and older will need to complete the CDC passenger attestation forms.

Masks

In alignment with TSA’s Security Directive, as of April 18, 2022, face masks are now optional for our guests and employees onboard Hawaiian Airlines flights. However, please keep in mind that Auckland Airport does require that masks are worn inside the airport. For more information, click here. Guests who wish to continue wearing face masks are welcome to do so.

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