Kūpa‘a Kaua‘i: A Unified Vision for Our Island’s Recovery

For Travelers

 Pre-Travel Testing Program

Travelers arriving to Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing option will begin October 15th. 

Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any testing location approved by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine.

Inter-island travelers will now also be able to participate in the pre-travel test program to avoid the 14-day quarantine.

Post-Travel Testing: Rest, Test, Enjoy!

For travelers who have successfully completed the Safe Travels program, we ask that you……

  • REST for 3 Days:  Wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands and avoid community contact.
  • TEST:  Please protect our community and take a voluntary follow-up test 3 days after your arrival.
  • ENJOY!  With a negative follow-up test result, please enjoy the beauty of Kaua‘i. 

Testing Details for Visitors: Please protect our community and take a voluntary follow-up test 3 days after your arrival. Beginning Monday, October 19, American Medical Response will be accepting walk-ins for visitor post-arrival testing.

  • Hours of Operation: 
  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Walk-ins welcomed, online scheduling to be announced.
  • Businesses – please email kauaicovtest@gmail.com to set up site testing.
  • Location:
  • 3170-A Jerves Street
  • Lihue, HI 96766
  • Enter through Poinciana Street and park in the grass lot.
  • Remain in your vehicle and someone will provide further direction

The cost of the test will be at the visitor’s expense, but visitors will receive local gift cards and vouchers as a thank you for their participation. For questions about testing, contact AMR at kauaicovtest@gmail.com.

Testing Details for Residents: The County of Kaua‘i will be providing free post-arrival COVID-19 tests for Kaua‘i residents who travel out of state and receive a quarantine exemption via the state’s Safe Travels pre-testing program.

The free post-arrival testing center for Kaua‘i residents returning from out-of-state travel launches on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall. Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Closed Sundays.

Eligibility: To qualify for a free COVID-19 test, a returning resident must have participated in the state’s pre-travel testing program. Additionally, they must provide paper or electronic proof of an out-of-state boarding pass/trip confirmation along with a Hawaii ID. The resident must have been back on Kaua‘i for at least 72 hours prior to seeking testing at the free Post-Travel Testing site. Post-arrival testing is not available for interisland travelers at this time.

The post-arrival test offered by the County of Kaua‘i is a rapid point of care PCR test that looks for active infection. Participants will receive their results on the same day.

Health Resources and Expectations 

Even after you have completed your testing, you are expected to wear a mask when you are in public as a sign of respect and Aloha. If you become sick while on Kauai, there are several testing and health resources available. To learn more, visit the Health Resources section of our website here.

For more information about Kauai tourism, visit: www.gohawaii.com/islands/kauai

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