Welcome to the City and County of Honolulu Modified Quarantine Program for the Film and Television Industry

(Updated 10/31/2020)

On this site you will be able to download and submit the necessary documents to request an exemption from:

      •  the State of Hawaii 14-day Mandatory Quarantine Order, or the
      •  the State of Hawaii Safe Travels program, if production is unable to use one of the State-approved PCR testing vendors.

Active productions, on behalf of the travaler may apply to participate in the Modified Quarantine Program for the Film and Television Industry if either of the above options cannot be used.

The documents that need to be completed must be downloaded from the Useful Documents section on the right, and saved to your local drive before filling them out.  Once completed, the documents must be uploaded to be processed.

The required documents are:

     •  Modified Quarantine Application form, completed and updated by the production company with each valid test result
     •  Modified Quarantine Traveler Attestation form, completed by the traveler and uploaded by production 

To participate, incoming cast and crew must be willing to take two COVID-19 PCR tests.

The first one is a PRE-FLIGHT TEST taken two to three days prior to departure.  The traveler will be required to self-isolate between the first test and travel to Hawaii.  After the traveler receives a negative test result for their pre-flight test, production must update their application form and attest to the negative test result by amending the application form and uploading it to the documents section.

Once a negative pre-flight test is obtained, the film office will send production an exemption letter with a unique traveler number that the traveler must present to airport screeners upon arrival.

Within 24 hours of their flight the traveler must complete  the State of Hawaii Save Travels questionnnaire:
https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/ and enter their Unique Traveler Number in the Quarantine Exemption Approval Confirmation ID field

After clearing the airport, the traveler is on Modified Quarantine, allowing the crew member to move between their place of residence and the job site (set, production office, etc) until a SECOND PCR TEST can be taken no sooner than 7 days from the 1st, pre-travel test. 

After the second negative test is received, the traveler has completed the Modified Quarantine program.  General public guidance regarding Covid-19 as stated in Governor Executive Orders or Mayor Emergency Orders should be followed.

Crew members are not obligated to participate in the Modified Quarantine Program to travel to Hawaii.  If a cast or crew member is not able to or does not want to take a COVID-19 test, they would arrive in Honolulu as a normal tourist and follow the standard procedures for all tourists arriving in Hawaii.  Information on the latest requirements for the general public can be found in the hawaiicovid19 link below.

For Honolulu-specific Film Industry COVID-19 Guidance and other useful documents please go to:

Additional COVID-19 links: