Elements of Hawaii’s reopening plan. After a number of delays, the state finally reopened to U.S. travelers with an option to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine on Oct. However, there were a number of key measures in place meant to minimize the risk that inbound visitors would bring (and then spread) COVID-19 locally.
Hawaii will finally reopen on October 15 Hawaii Governor David Ige has just announced that Hawaii will launch its pre-travel testing program as of October 15, 2020 .
Fortunately, Hawaii is incredibly pleasant throughout the year so there is no ‘ bad ‘ time to visit . Temperature-wise, April, May, September and October are probably the most enjoyable times to visit (which luckily coincides with some good travel deals).
Hawaii’s parks, beaches , and trails are open for groups of no more than five (5) people. Please practice physical distancing and always wear a mask or face covering. All Hawaii county parks and beaches are open on all islands with some restrictions.
Update on Oahu Attractions Hanauma Bay re-opened to the public starting on Dec 2nd. Dole Plantation reopening starting Nov 12th. Polynesian Cultural Center reopened Nov 1st. Hawaii State Museum has reopened. Waikiki Aquarium has re-opened, but requires reservations. The Bishop Museum reopened on June 26th.
Round-trip flights to Hawaii from the continental U.S. range from as low as $400 to more than $2,000, with prices varying due to time of year, airport, airline and booking service. In economy class, round-trip tickets between most U.S. cities and Honolulu cost between $500 and $800.
Since Hawaii is a state within the United States, citizens do not need a valid passport to travel to Hawaii from the mainland. However, starting on October 1, 2021, everyone will need a REAL ID for air travel , and not all states currently issue driver’s licenses that comply with these requirements.
Hawaii offers a variety of luaus hosted every night, all over the island. Each luau is an authentic experience, featuring an assortment of food and entertainment that are sure to delight.
While many vacations are five to seven days long, we recommend staying for at least 10 days to enjoy your Hawaiian vacation. The time change is difficult to adjust to at first and takes about 3 days to get fully acclimated. So, allowing a couple days to get over the jet lag is important.
Current Situation. Hurricane season in the Central Pacific region (where Hawaii is located) runs from June 1 to November 30 (though these tropical cyclones can occur any time of the year ).
Generally, the best weather in Hawaii can be experienced in June , July and September . This is when travelers can expect the least amount of rainfall along with warm water temperatures. However, Hawaii has pretty great weather year-round (after all, the Aloha State experiences only two seasons).
Parks and Beaches Parks, beaches and trails are open with some restrictions. Please practice physical distancing and always wear a face covering. County parks and beaches are open on all islands with some restrictions.
Hawaii reopened to U.S. travelers on Oct. 15. At this time, international travelers from CDC-prohibited countries are still banned from entering Hawaii . However, travelers coming from Japan have a pre-travel testing option via approved testing providers that went into effect on Nov. 6, 2020.
UPDATED: OCTOBER 15, 2020. State Beaches : Beaches are currently open but gatherings are limited to five people or less. Oahu : As of October 1, beaches are currently open but gatherings are limited to five people or less. Members of the party do not need to be from the same household.