It’s been a long six months of local exploring, and for families ready to expand their horizons (while still taking safety measures, like masks on airplanes, in airports, social distancing etc.) there’s a new option for fall travel.
Starting September 1, Canadians will be able to travel to Hawaii without the mandatory 14-day quarantine. To travel, Canadians must have a valid negative COVID-19 test before arriving. The test must be taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Hawaii.
Travellers will not be able to get tested upon arrival at the airport, and must bring a negative test with them.
Canadian airlines have been preparing the reopening of routes to Hawaii. Westjet has booking availability from Edmonton beginning on Sept. 5, and Air Canada with bookings available starting Sept. 8.
Previously, Hawaii had a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers since the start of the pandemic, although it lifted its inter-island one in June. The state has recorded 2,448 total cases of COVID throughout the islands.