GOVERNOR’S OFFICE – Re-release – Governor Ige approves Kaua’i’s re-entry into Safe Travels for transpacific travelers starting April 5th

Posted on Mar 5, 2021 in COVID-19, COVID-19 press releases, Latest news, Newsroom, Press releases

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige has approved Kaua’i Mayor Derek Kawakami Please re-enter the Test program for safe travel before departure for transpacific travel, effective April 5, 2021. Existing rules for travel to Kaua’i will remain in effect until this date.

“This emergency rule will make traveling to Hawaii easier by adding Kaua’i to the existing Safe Travels program. The increasing restrictions in the winter months have helped Mayor Kawakami to safely balance travel with the health and safety of residents and visitors to the Garden Island, ”said Governor David Ige.

“I am grateful to Governor Ige for recognizing Kauai’s unique rural community with limited resources and for allowing us to introduce stricter testing and quarantine rules during the winter months when cases arise on the mainland,” said Mayor Kawakami. “Since that time, Kaua’i has built a robust vaccine distribution program. By April we will be offering vaccines to our hotel and restaurant workers, and our healthcare workers, first responders and kupuna will be fully vaccinated. “

Governor Ige and Mayor Kawakami are urging residents to install the Aloha Safe app, which will notify users when they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for COVID-19.

All travelers arriving in the state must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival from a trusted partner.

For more information on the State of Hawaii Safe Travels Program, please visit

To download Aloha Safe, please visit

For more information on traveling to Kaua’i before or after April 5th, visit


Media contacts:
Jodi Leong

Deputy communications director / press officer

Office of governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]

Sarah Blane

chief of staff

Mayor’s Office, County Kaua’i

Phone: 808-241-4900

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