Last Updated On: Wednesday, February 17, 2021


Traveling to Kauai (Lihue Airport - LIH)

The County of Kauai is announcing the following new travel protocols for both inter-island and mainland travelers effective Tuesday, Jan. 5:


Inter-Island Travel

Travelers flying to Kauai from Oahu, Maui County, or the Big Island of Hawaii, who have been in the State of Hawaii for more than 72 hours before departing for Kauai, can avoid quarantine by taking the following steps:

• Create a Safe Travels account and complete the mandatory State of Hawaii Travel and Health Form at:

• Take a pre-travel test from one of the State of Hawaii’s Trusted Testing and Travel Partners after you have been in Hawaii for more than three days, but within 72 hours of departing to Kauai:

• Upload negative test results to your Safe Travels account. The Safe Travels program is currently being updated to accommodate Kauai travelers. For now, travelers should plan to present a hard copy of their negative test result for review at Lihue Airport.

• Safe Travels records will be used to verify that you have not traveled out of state in the past three days.


Transpacific Travel “Resort Bubbles”

Travelers from out of state now have the option of a shortened three-day quarantine by participating in the resort bubble post-travel testing program. To qualify, travelers must do the following:

• Create a Safe Travels account and complete the mandatory State of Hawaii Travel and Health Form at:

• Take a pre-travel test within 72 hours before the final leg of departure for your trip to Kauai and receive a negative test result.

This test can be any COVID-19 diagnostic test (antigen or PCR test) with emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The lab does not need to be on the state’s Trusted Testing and Travel Partners list for use in Kauai’s resort bubble program.

• Make a reservation at an approved Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) “resort bubble” hotel on Kauai:

The Cliffs at Princeville

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu

The Club at Kukuiula

Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences at Hokuala

Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club

Hanalei Bay Resort 

The Point at Poipu 

• Complete the County of Kauai arrival form by visiting and clicking on the “Kauai Arrival Form” button at the top of the page.

• Guests should consult their resort for transportation options as travelers will not be allowed to rent a car until released from quarantine.

• Provide proof of your negative pre-travel test result to resort staff upon check-in.

• After three days on Kauai, take a post-travel test. Guests can consult resort on post-travel testing options. Please note, the County of Kauai, in partnership with the Kauai District Health Office, is now providing free COVID-19 testing for anyone without symptoms. These tests can be used by participants in Kauai's Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) “resort bubble” program as a post-travel test needed to be released from quarantine. For more information please visit

• Resort staff will verify your negative post-travel test result and will update the system to release you from quarantine.

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