Member since 16 Nov 2021
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Planning a SYD -HON- NYC-SYD in May, with the return NYC-SYD leg involving a 22hour layover in HON. Will my entry vaccinations and testing requirements be OK to leave the airport on the layover? I keep reading that travelling ex the mainland to Hawaii has different ramifications than if I'm flying in from SYD, but can find no detail.
In other words, my first port of entry will be HON, and the mainland should be fine afterwards, but on return to HON is the requirement different (similar to different state border requirements in OZ)?
Thanks in advance to anyone who knows.
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Member since 31 Jan 2018
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By HON I am assuming Honolulu which is actually HNL? There are different requirements but have you read the detail around the Safe Travels program and requirements. Take a look at https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel
Member since 22 Oct 2012
Total posts 233
I presume you're talking about HNL = Honululu, rather than HON = Huron Regional airport, South Dakota.
So long as you're vaccinated, Hawaii is progressively dropping almost all travel restrictions during March, except for requiring masks indoors till at least April. However you still must also show a negative Covid test result taken no more than one day before travel.
Originally Posted by Phil Young
Yes rookie error! Honolulu of course. Thanks for your reply. Most helpful.
Member since 05 Oct 2017
Total posts 76
In the months to come, Hawaii will scrap all entry requirements for domestic passengers, but whatever requirements the US government imposes on foreign nationals (other than green card holders) that still apply at the time, will continue to apply for Hawaii too.
I think it's quite likely that for arrivals from the US mainland in May, there will not be any more requirements - neither testing or vaccination. However, this won't be known for at least a few more weeks yet.
Thanks for that. The requirements to enter Hawaii from Aus seem straightforward. Still unsure about from mainland ISA . But yes, you are most probably right!
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