The State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture requires passengers arriving at KOA with plants, animals, and any agricultural materials to declare them on the Plants and Animals Declaration Form distributed in-flight to Hawaii. Each traveling party is required by State of Hawaii law to fill out the Agriculture Declaration Form.
Plant quarantine inspectors are stationed in the baggage claim area to examine all agricultural items. The Department of Agriculture also requires dogs and cats be quarantined and special permits to be obtained for other pets. Additional information can be found at the State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture Animal Quarantine page
For further agricultural information on bringing in plants, non domestic animals, and microorganisms, call the State Department of Agriculture at (808) 326-1077. For domestic animals, call (808) 837-8092.
Additional information can be found at the USDA APHIS Imports & Exports page.
Passengers checking in for a flight to a destination in the Continental United States (Mainland) must be processed through a United States (U.S.) Department of Agriculture inspection.
All baggage are pre-flight inspected by the US Department of Agriculture. Inspection stations for check-in baggage are located in front of or at the airline check-in counters. All hand carried articles will be inspected at security check points. Please be prepared to open and close your baggage and parcels during the x-ray machine inspection process.
Restrictions on the movement of fruits, plants, live snails, and other items from Hawaii to the Mainland are enforced to prevent the spread of fruit flies and other hazardous plant insects and diseases. Please report all agricultural items in your possession to the agricultural inspectors.
For further information call the U. S. Department of Agriculture at (808) 933-6930.
Additional information can be found at the USDA APHIS Traveler Information page.