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Before Traveling

In Hawaii, the weather is comfortable, the attire is casual, and a good pair of slippers and a bottle of sunscreen go a long way. In this section you’ll find helpful tips on how to prepare for your time in Hawaii: what to wear, what you can and cannot bring into the Islands, what you can take home, and how to get around if you or a companion have special needs. 

Important Info

Please review this section for information regarding airport security and tips on what do with your traveling documents while on your trip to Hawaii. Learn More> 

Visitors with Special Needs

Learn more about traveling to Hawaii if you or any of your traveling companions require special assistance.  The Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) from the Hawaii State Department of Health has compiled a list of Hawaii Traveler Tips for Kauai, Maui and Molokai, Oahu and Hawaii Island to help you prepare for your stay.  Learn More>

What You Can Bring

Hawaii is the “endangered species capital of the world” with more endangered or threatened species per square mile than any other place on the planet. Please kokua (help) us in protecting our unique environment, agriculture and communities by reading through this section.  Learn More>

How to Dress

Whether you're here on a business trip or enjoying our sunny beaches, it is important to bring along the right attire to help you enjoy your stay.  Learn More>

Protect Against Mosquito Bites

Although mosquitoes can be found year-round in Hawaii’s warm weather, summer is peak season. Unfortunately, mosquitoes can act as carriers of diseases, such as Zika, dengue, and chikungunya, which are primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Fortunately, none of these diseases are native to Hawaii nor are they being spread locally at this time. Help prevent mosquito bites, and the risk of diseases being transmitted, while staying in Hawaii by applying EPA-registered insect repellent containing 20-30% DEET, and wearing light-colored long-sleeved shirts, pants and shoes when outdoors, especially at sunrise and sunset when mosquitoes are most active. For more information, visit