DPHSS New Guidance Memorandum Ends COVID Screening For Many Arrivals


The DPHSS issued a memorandum today, changing from the current requirement of COVID-19 testing for all arriving passengers, to a system that is in accordance with recent guidance by the POTUS and the United States Centers For Disease Control.

The C.D.C. order requires that all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, to show a negative COVID-19 viral test taken no more than (1) calendar day before travel to the United States, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the past 90 days.

D.P.H.S.S. says in order to eliminate duplication of the processes, effective Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., passengers and crew arriving from origination points that are in compliance with the C.D.C. guidelines will not be processed. However, processing will continue for those arriving from non-complaint origination points, including C.N.M.I; Narita, Japan; Island-Hopper flights originating from Honolulu; and charted flights.

Below is the memorandum in its entirety.