At The Kahala Hotel & Resort, we are diligently taking action to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community, and require 72 hour pre-arrival testing or completion of the 10-day mandatory quarantine prior to check-in.
Please take a few moments to review the new safety protocols below to help ensure an easier arrival to Oahu and start relaxing at our secluded resort. These protocols are relevant for travelers from the United States. Currently, international travel restrictions prohibit European and other countries from traveling to the U.S. except traveling from Canada and Japan to Hawaii. For more information about traveling from Canada to Hawaii, please visit here. For more information about traveling from Japan to Hawaii, please visit here.
1. Register with the Safe Travels System
All adults (18 years and older) must register on the state of Hawaii Safe Travels digital system. You will be required to upload your negative pre-travel test result through this platform and answer a health questionnaire 24 hours prior to your departure. Each child traveling with an adult should be included in the adult’s Safe Travels’ form.
2. Schedule a Covid-19 Test
Take an FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) or a POC-ID NOW test from a certified CLIA lab within 72 hours of your departure. To avoid any issues, schedule your test well in advance. If you opt to test through your airline, make sure they can guarantee test availability 72 hours prior to departure. Tests are required for all travelers five years and older (minors four years and younger do NOT need to take the pre-travel test).
No Antigen or Antibody tests will be accepted. The state of Hawaii will ONLY accept test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS: AFC Urgent Care, Bartell Drugs, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care, Color, CVS Health, Discovery Health MD, Kaiser Permanente, Quest Diagnostics, Vault Health and Walgreens (as of 10/6/20).
These providers have partnered with major airlines. See direct links below:AFC Urgent Care – afcurgentcareportland.com/traveling-hawaii
The following airline partners also understand the pre-travel testing requirements and are reliable sources of information and testing:
Alaska Airlines - alaskaair.com/content/next-level-care/hawaii
American Airlines - aa.com/covid19testing
Hawaiian Airlines - hawaiianairlines.com/covidtesting
Oakland International Airport - oaklandairport.com
Southwest Airlines - southwest.com/coronavirus
United Airlines - united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/what-to-expect.html
3. Upload Negative Test Results to Safe Travels System
Upload your negative test result to your Hawaii Safe Travels account prior to departure. Without proof of a negative test result, visitors must quarantine for 10-days, or the entire length of your stay (whichever is shorter).
Please be advised, you must have a negative test for each person in your party arriving in Hawaii. If you are seeking additional help with Safe Travels digital system, please refer to the State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels Help guide.
4. Bring Proof of Negative Test to Airport
24 hours prior to boarding, log in to your Hawaii Safe Travels account and fill out Travel Health Questionnaire. Once your health information is entered, you will receive a QR code via email. Bring that QR code to the airport (printed or on your mobile device) to present to the airport screener upon arrival.
*Please note, arriving visitors may be asked for additional screening upon arriving such as temperature checks.
5. Present Proof of Negative Test Result to Kahala
The Kahala Hotel & Resort requires your negative test result to be presented prior to check-in. These results may be emailed to [email protected] before your arrival to the resort or presented at check-in.
Starting on Dec. 8, travelers wanting to bypass Hawai‘i‘s 10-day mandatory quarantine must have a negative COVID-19 test result, from a trusted travel partner, prior to departure to the islands. If a traveler’s test results are not available before boarding their final flight segment, the traveler must quarantine for 10 days or the length of their stay, whichever is shorter. The Kahala Hotel and Resort will not take any guests that have not taken a COVID-19 test prior to arrival to our resort.
6. Enjoy your trip!
We look forward to welcoming you to the Kahala.
The testing expense will be the responsibility of the traveler and no testing will be available upon arrival at the airports in Hawaii.