Traveling with Pets

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Overview

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:  rabiesfree@hawaii.gov or hdoa.info@hawaii.gov.

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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: rabiesfree@hawaii.gov or hdoa.info@hawaii.gov.

Helpful Numbers

Hawaiian Humane Society
HNL Animal Port (Contact for pets stopping over in Hawaii for 24-hours or less)
(808) 833-2049

State Airport Animal Quarantine
HNL Holding Facility
(808) 837-8092

State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Animal Quarantine Station Halawa
(808) 483-7151