Hawaii Travel restrictions are in effect on Friday, August 1, 2018.
The restrictions are for travelers traveling to or from Maui and Kauai.
The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says that Hawaii residents who want to travel to the Hawaiian Islands or any area within the state must first apply for a waiver of the travel restrictions.
The department says it will notify travelers of the restrictions within three business days of their arrival in Hawaii.
Residents who have already applied for a permit will not need to apply for another.
The only exceptions are for people visiting family members or relatives.
Residents of Hawaii who are returning to the islands must return home before the travel restriction ends, or must obtain permission from their state of residency to travel.
Residents can only travel to Hawaii if they’re registered with the state or federal government and have a valid driver’s license or a valid passport.
Hawaii residents must pay $100 in advance to apply to renew their Hawaii visitor permit.
The first two months of the year, the state will offer a $25 refund for the cost of the waiver.
Hawaii Residents Who Want to Travel to or From Maui or Kauai can check the Hawaii Department’s website for more information about the travel rules.
Here are some things to know about the Hawaii travel restrictions: • There are no refunds or exchanges on the Hawaii Travel Permit.
You must pay the full $100 fee upfront or a $50 refund.
• You cannot bring: children under 18 years old, pets or pets that are not spayed or neutered; pets that were in the home when the visitor was last there; dogs or cats under the age of eight years old; cats with a health condition or a medical condition; live poultry; birds, mammals, reptiles or amphibians; reptiles, reptiles, birds, reptiles and amphibians that are on a public or private land or water; or any item that could harm a person, animal, plant, animal product or animal.
• Pets are not permitted to be transported to and from the Hawaiian islands except in designated areas, such as in the designated wildlife areas.
• People with valid visas from one of the countries listed above must have their visas approved to enter Hawaii.
Hawaii will not be able to accept visitors from countries other than those listed above.
• The state has approved only three waivers of the Hawaii Visitors’ Permit Program since the program began in 2015.
This means that travelers from some of the affected countries will be allowed to enter the state of Hawaii, but that all others will not.
The Honolulu area, Maui, Kauai and Maui Bay counties will be the first to begin the waiver process.
Residents in the Maui area can visit the Hawaii Dining and Lodging Authority’s website to view a list of areas that will be affected by the travel bans.
Residents from Kauai will be able visit the Department of Tourism’s website.
Those from Mauai will visit the State of Hawai’i Travel Office.
Residents with valid passports from any of the participating countries must be present at the port of entry to apply.
There are currently 6,000 visitors who can visit Hawaii.
Here is a list from the Department: • Visitors from China and Hong Kong, who have valid visas, are not allowed to travel on the Mauai or Kaua’i islands.
• Visitors to Vietnam, South Korea, South Africa, Iran and Libya, who are not registered with a foreign country, are allowed to visit Hawaii for a one-time fee of $50.
• U.S. citizens with valid travel documents and visas who are currently traveling to Hawaii and have already completed their visas can travel to Maui in person for $50, with a valid travel document and visa.
Visitors from other countries are not required to apply or get a waiver.
• Residents of France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Canada and Switzerland can apply for visas online.
Visitors who have a visa for a specific country can visit that country and apply for the waiver, but will not have to pay the $100 to enter.
• Those from France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates can apply in person to the Department’s Hawaii Dental Clinic.
The clinic is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on the weekends from 9:30 a.k. to 4 p.k., from 10 a.g. to 3 p.g., and on all public holidays.
Residents are also welcome to visit the Maukai Dental Hospital and Health Care Center, where they can get the required dental exams and treatments.
Hawaii visitors can apply online.
You can also contact the Hawaii Health Department to get information on how to apply online for your visa.
For more information, visit the official Hawaii Department website.