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Hawaii opens to Korea, Philippines on 15 July

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Travellers from these two major Asian markets must take a Covid test 72 hours prior to flight, and submit the negative test result into the Safe Travels digital platform before departing for Hawaii.
Travellers from these two major Asian markets must take a Covid test 72 hours prior to flight, and submit the negative test result into the Safe Travels digital platform before departing for Hawaii. Photo Credit: Getty Images/yuruphoto

Hawaii is progressively reopening its tourism sector — first to domestic US travellers, and soon, South Korea and Philippines.

Starting Thursday, 15 July 2021 international travellers from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport (Terminal 2) may bypass the state's mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a Covid-19 test from a trusted testing partner.

Likewise, for international travellers flying from the Philippines, they have to take a Covid-19 test from labs identified by Philippine Airlines.

Travellers from these two major Asian markets must take a Covid test 72 hours prior to flight, and submit the negative test result before departing for Hawaii. Travellers may upload their test results into the Safe Travels digital platform and should have a hard copy with them before departing for Hawaii.

In Asia Pacific, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are part of Hawaii's recognised Safe Travels trusted testing and partner list.

Inter-island travel resumed on 15 June, with travellers no longer required to take a pre-travel test, show proof of vaccination or quarantine. Since 8 July, domestic travellers who have been vaccinated in the US will also be eligible for the vaccination exemption.

As of 8 July, Hawaii has vaccinated 58.3% of its population. The plan is to lift all travel restrictions, and terminate the Safe Travels programme when the vaccination rate reaches 70%.

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