Travel is the conveyance of individuals between different remote geographical locations. Travel can be performed by foot, car, bike, train, plane, bus or other means, with no luggage and is one-way or round-trip. Some forms of travel include caravanning, hiking, sightseeing, skiing, motorcycling, sightseeing, flying, ferries, buses, trains and monorail, rafting, camping, hiking, mountaineering, and swimming. These travel options range from casual leisure travel to business travel.
Travel within the State of Hawaii is not prohibited but travellers must have proof of vaccinations within twenty-four hours of the date of departure. Proof of immunization must be applied for through a licensed healthcare provider in Hawaii. Pregnant women are required to purchase a non-medical travel insurance plan in order to ensure that their health is maintained while on travel. Tourists may obtain a Hawaii tour itinerary to help plan travel plans. These tours specify what must be taken with you and where.
Those travelling outside of the State of Hawaii are required to be vaccinated against certain types of diseases at the time of embarkation. The rates for rates vary depending on which country you are travelling to and which vaccines are required. Pregnant women should contact their health care providers to find out what the requirements are for Hawaii travel. Most tourists will be required to show proof of immunity at the time of departure.
Travelling outside of the State of Hawaii requires travellers to show a valid travel vaccination card issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This card is displayed in an easily identifiable font and can usually be found stamped or embossed on the cover. Some airlines offer an option for passengers to hold the card within their luggage for ten days after arriving in Hawaii. This option is available at additional cost, but it is easy to find an agent who will make this arrangement for you. A Hawaii travel insurance policy that covers passengers with a vaccination card from the US Department of Health and Human Services will typically cover the cost of travel to and from Hawaii for those who have not been vaccinated. In most cases, these ten days are automatically added to the remaining duration of the visa.
Travellers without a malaria vaccination will be required to adhere to a “quarantine” period of ten days, after arriving in Hawaii. No food or water may be taken into the country. Those travelling to any destination in Mexico, Guatemala or Honduras are required to follow similar quarantine restrictions. Those unable to meet these requirements may be subject to additional charges. Travellers may need to consult with their travel agent to determine how these restrictions will affect their travel plans.
Those travelling to any of the countries listed above and between February and May of each year are required to obtain a Hawaii vaccine exemption. Those travelling to the other countries between July and November are also subject to the vaccination requirement, unless they have already received a Hawaii vaccine exemption. Some of the travellers listed above are exceptions to this rule. They may be able to take advantage of a special promotional offer on flights to Hawaii if they already have a valid certificate of vaccination. However, those not qualified to participate in promotional offers cannot take advantage of this benefit.