Traveling with Pets
As policies relating to the transportation of pets vary by airline and time of year, please contact your airline directly for details.
Animals in the Airport
No person may enter any airport terminal building with any animal or reptile, except:
- A service animal being used by a person with a disability;
- An animal or reptile properly confined for shipment with or by an air carrier, provided the animal or reptile is authorized by law to be in the state; and
- Any animals, accompanied by properly authorized law enforcement personnel specially trained for emergencies such as aircraft, vehicle or vessel disasters or for use in law enforcement such as the discovery of drugs and other contraband.
Bringing Your Pet to Hawaii
Hawaii has strict animal quarantine rules. For more information, please visit the HDOA’s Animal Quaratine page.
You may also e-mail, call or write to the Animal Quarantine Station, 99-951 Halawa Valley Street, Aiea, Hawaii 96701-3246. Telephone (808) 483-7151 Fax (808) 483-7161. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Guide/Service dogs are not considered “pets“.
Guide/Service dogs may qualify for modified State of Hawaii rabies quarantine import requirements under strictly enforced conditions. For more information, please visit the HDOA’s Guide and Service Dogs page. You may also e-mail, call or write the Animal Quarantine Station, 99-951 Halawa Valley Street, Aiea, Hawaii 96701-3246. Telephone (808) 483-7151 Fax (808) 483-7161. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Service and Transit Animal Relief Area
HNL has a fully fenced in grassy area under palm trees between the International and Overseas Public Parking structures where service animals, pets in transit and working airport animals can take a potty break.
HNL provides fresh water, plastic bags and a trash receptacle for handlers/owners. The areas are partially enclosed with a low fence and are identified by signs. We encourage the use of these areas and request that owner tidy up after their pets.
While the area is fully enclosed, the airport requires all animals to remain leashed and under the direct control of its owner/handler.
HNL has opened two additional Service and Transit Animal Relief Stations in the Sterile area. They are located at the inter-island terminal ground level, in the C.B. Lansing Garden and in the Overseas Terminal Central Concourse ground level in the Hawaiian Garden.
Report inappropriate and/or suspicious activities to Airport Security at 836-6641. For emergencies, call 836-6670.
For a map to the Relief Area, click here.
Hawaiian Humane Society
HNL Animal Port (Contact for pets stopping over in Hawaii for 24-hours or less)
State Airport Animal Quarantine
HNL Holding Facility
State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Animal Quarantine Station Halawa