Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-03 03:53:42 –
May 30, 2021, 4:00 pm (HST)
* Updated at 9:58 am on May 30
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) encourages everyone entering and exiting Hawaii’s airports to anticipate a busy summer travel season. According to preliminary visitor statistics, 23,423 passengers arrived in Hawaii on May 23, which is about 70% of the number before COVID-19 (Source: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/dailypax-dashboard/).
In light of current trends, HDOT offers tips for your next air travel.
- Plan peak travel times. The peak time to arrive at Hawaii’s airport is between 10 am and 3 pm. If your flight time is within that time period, use the tips below to plan and prepare.
- Consider boarding the airport. Parking lots fill up quickly on historically long holiday weekends. Last Sunday, May 23, 7% of the 1,500 parking lots at Kahului Airport and 35% of the 481 parking lots at Hilo International Airport were available. At Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, with 4,600 stalls, about half of the stalls are currently occupied. Lihue Airport and Ellison Onizuka International Airport in Care Hall are also half full at this point. Getting off at the airport can save you time looking for food stalls when the parking lot is full.
- Arrived at the airport early. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommends that you arrive at least two hours before departure and check your baggage to save time at the security checkpoint. You can find additional TSA tips. Here..
- Practice a safe trip at the airport. State-wide indoor mask obligations apply to all Hawaii airports, on-site, or off-site. The mask should be worn regardless of the individual’s vaccination or COVID test status. Travelers should be prepared to wear face covers on board the plane and are advised to check with the airline for information on the COVID protocol.
- Please be aware of COVID-19 travel recommendations and restrictions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html, There are travel recommendations for each destination. Please check the current guidance.
- Please be aware of the precautions when traveling between islands. A Safe Travels account is required to travel to islands other than Oahu.visit https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/ Create an account. When documents (for example, vaccine cards that meet vaccination exemption requirements, reliable test results, or approval of quarantine orders) are uploaded, to display screeners to expedite screening after arrival. You will receive a QR code.
- Know what to do when you return to HawaiiI. All travelers should visit Hawaii Covid19.com Click here for the latest travel guides. HDOT advises that airlines participating in the Hawaii State Pre-Departure Document Check (PDDC) program can speed up this process. Airlines voluntarily participating in PDDC can validate COVID inspection and travel and health forms approved by Safe Travels and assist travelers in preparing quarantine documents. Once verified, PDDC passengers can depart from the airport after disembarkation, according to county requirements. Travelers who are not participating in PDDC will be required to review safe travel documents at Hawaii airports.
HDOT will continue to provide hand disinfection stations for use within airport terminals, encouraging travelers to work with each other to create a physical distance between themselves and others, if possible.
HDOT Summer Air Travel Tips Source link HDOT Summer Air Travel Tips