Travel Safety


Hawaii continues with the state's Safe Travel and Safe Access Oahu programs.

Effective July 8, 2021, individuals fully vaccinated in the United States or its Territories may enter Hawaii on domestic flights without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. All other domestic travelers must have their negative test results from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner prior to departing as an alternative to avoid quarantine.

Effective November 8, 2021, "Direct International Travelers" to Hawaii will no longer require a Safe Travel Account. The airlines will screen passengers prior to departure to the U.S. "Non-Direct International Travelers" will be considered domestic and passengers must have a Safe Travel account. Please review the CDC site ( for more information.

Please review all Hawaii state government travel guidance, (create an account) and fill out the mandatory Safe Travels application. For assistance with login or technical issues, visit the Safe Travels Hawaii Help page for answers to questions about the online application form or issues with the app. with the State of Hawaii Safe Travels online system.

Each traveler to Hawaii (fully vaccinated or unvaccinated) must be individually registered in the State of Hawaii Safe Travel online database prior to travel to Hawaii.

State of Hawaii Trusted Testing and Travel Partners:

For unvaccinated travelers, the State of Hawaii will ONLY accept pre-travel test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners, Click here for list of trusted testing and travel partners.

Unvaccinated travelers (to include children 5 years and older) must receive and upload their negative test results from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner prior to departing for the Hawaiian Islands as an alternative to Hawaii's mandatory 10-day quarantine. Failure to register and upload results will result in delays at the airport and will require a 10-day quarantine. Children under 5 years are not required to take a pre-travel test and will not be quarantined if traveling with an adult who has a pre-travel test exemption or vaccination exemption.

If you are not able to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test from one of the approved sources that was taken within the 72-hour period prior to departure, the State of Hawaii will require 10-day quarantine inside your hotel guestroom upon arrival.  You will not be allowed to re-test upon arriving in Hawaii.  Those with test results in a pending status will be required to quarantine in their hotel guestroom for the state of Hawaii's 10-day quarantine.

The City & County of Honolulu has mandated that face masks be worn at all times in indoor public spaces, including throughout the Hale Koa Hotel to include elevators, guest hallways and restaurants. Exceptions to wearing a face covering while inside include when in the act of eating or drinking.

Please click here for updated information on the City and State’s Updated COVID-19 information FAQs.

The Hale Koa continues reopening in stages with some amenities and vacation services not available until local and military guidelines permit these services to resume.  Click here for current available services for registered guests.

Effective September 13, 2021, individuals patronizing restaurants and bars on the island of Oahu must present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 48 hours under the City & County of Honolulu’s Safe Access Oahu program. Children under 12 years old are exempt.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The City and County of Honolulu has acknowledged that U.S. Military Installations are not required to comply with city mandates. At this time, the Hale Koa Hotel will not be implementing the Safe Access Oahu program at its restaurants and bars, (located within the Hotel's inner perimeter) and will await the official policy of the military.

Click here for information on the City & Country of Honolulu’s Safe Access Oahu program and a list of indoor entertainment and recreational setting facilities also included.

General Safety

Hale Koa Hotel is a military resort property, with Force Protection practices in place. You can check for the latest travel advisories that may affect this area. Also, Hawaii is, of course, surrounded by water. When you explore Waikiki Beach and other beaches around Oahu, please note the posted warning signs and take precautions.

The state owned beachfront at Hale Koa Hotel does not have a lifeguard, so be mindful of water conditions and supervise children at all times. Hale Koa Hotel has free personal flotation vests for children available for guests to check out from the Main Pool area, but you still need to be with young children in the ocean. Also, if you’re going into the water, whether it’s for swimming, surfing, snorkeling or other sport, always go with a buddy. It’s never advised to swim alone in any condition.

You can visit the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau for local safety tips.

Commitment to Cleanliness

We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of both staff and guests.  On a daily basis, the Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) around the world are working to ensure that they meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning. Our resort’s health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from handwashing hygiene and cleaning product specifications to guest room and common area cleaning procedures.

Guests will be asked to bring their own masks to be worn when indoors in common areas (to include elevators, guest hallways and restaurants), and to observe physically distancing guidelines.

Common Areas: We routinely clean high-traffic areas such as public elevators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more.

Housekeeping: Prior to your arrival, your room will undergo thorough cleaning—with attention to high-touch areas, like TV remotes and door handles.

Events and Operations:    AFRCs will follow all local and military public health guidance for operations protocols and for events, consistent with the current Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level.

For the most updated information, please refer to the below links or your local health authority.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 World Health Organization (WHO)

Department of Defense (DOD)