Traveling to Hawai‘i: Update to State’s Safe Travels Program and HPU's Travel Policy for Students


Effective July 8, 2021, individuals fully vaccinated in the United States or its territories may enter Hawai‘i without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to the State’s Safe Travels site and printed out prior to departure, including a requirement for the traveler to have a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawai‘i.

For more information on the State’s Safe Travels Program, including the vaccination exception,  approved COVID-19 pre-travel tests for travelers not fully vaccinated in the U.S., and the State’s mandatory 10-day quarantine for transpacific travelers who do not participate in the program, click here.   



For HPU students traveling to Hawai‘i from either a U.S. mainland state or territory, or internationally, the following rules apply, effective July 8, 2021:

(1) If you are fully vaccinated and comply with the State of Hawai‘i Safe Travels vaccination exception program, you do not need to quarantine and can come to campus.

(2) If you are unvaccinated but comply with the State of Hawai‘i Safe Travels testing program, you may come to campus, subject to the restrictions below.

  • If you are living in the dorms (Waterfront Lofts at ATM, Hawaii Loa, or Park Shore Waikiki) and are unvaccinated, you may come to campus immediately, but must take COVID tests provided by HPU over a 10-day period.
  • If you are NOT LIVING on campus, you must take a COVID test on the fifth day after arrival and provide the negative result to the Dean of Students Office via Med+Proctor before coming on campus.

(3) If you are unvaccinated and fail to meet the Safe Travels testing program exception, you must quarantine for 10 days off campus at your own expense.

All unvaccinated students, including those receiving exceptions, must also comply with government health and safety mandates and any applicable HPU policies on health screening, wearing of face coverings, social distancing, testing, etc. 

Arriving international students who are not yet vaccinated please contact the
Office of International Student Services for further assistance.

Proof of vaccination can be privately submitted directly on Med+Proctor. For instructions to access or create your Med+Proctor account, please click here.

The HPU COVID-19 vaccination policy for students is posted