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I need a passport to come to Hawaii?

If you are traveling from outside the US (and are not a US citizen), yes. Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States, so if you are a US citizen, a passport is not required. If you are planning to take a cruise to Hawaii, there may be separate requirements

Are there any all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii?

No. Some resorts may include activities and dinner in their room/amenity package, but hotels in Hawaii do not offer all-inclusive packages like those in Mexico or the Caribbean. Looking for all-inclusive holiday packages? Visit our Travel & Leisure section and book online to save! 

I took a small lava rock from the Big Island as a souvenir, but I heard it was bad luck. Can I return it?

 Yes you can. Hawaiian legend has it that Pele, the goddess of fire, becomes enraged when stone or sand is taken from the Big Island, her aina (land), and sends misfortune upon the one who took it. You can return rocks and sand to: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park PO Box 52 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052

Can I bring pets to Hawaii?

Yes. However, Hawaii is rabies-free and requires all cats, dogs and other carnivores entering the state to be tested for rabies. State law exempts service dogs for the disabled. For more information on the import status of other animals, visit   the Hawaii State Division of Plant Quarantine website  or contact them at (808) 832-0566

Where is Pearl Harbor—and how can I visit the site of the December 7, 1941 Imperial Japanese Navy attack on the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor?

Pearl Harbor is located on the island of Oahu, west of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Pearl Harbor is home to the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri (among other significant historical sites).

Can I take fresh fruits or vegetables with me to the islands?

Maybe. All visitors to Hawaii must fill out a form indicating any fresh food or other living organisms they have. If agricultural inspectors determine that your items cannot be brought into the state, they will confiscate them at the airport. Some plants require a permit before they can be brought into Hawaii. Visit the Hawaii State Division of Plant Quarantine website  for a complete list, or you can contact them at (808) 832-0566

Can I take Hawaii-grown produce, such as pineapples, home with me?

Certain fruits, vegetables and flowers are allowed for export, but they must be approved for agriculture. You can find packaged pineapples and other products at retail stores in Hawaii. You CANNOT pick fruits or flowers in Hawaii and take them home. All luggage is scanned for the presence of exported agricultural products.

Are people greeted with leis when arriving in Hawaii?

Yes! A traditional island-style lei greeting at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport can be done for yourself or someone you know who is traveling to Hawaii.

Can you send me information about Hawaii? does not mail brochures, booklets, maps, postcards or prospectuses. You can find all the information you need about Hawaii and travel to Hawaii on our website

What time zone is Hawaii in?

Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10). We do not observe Daylight Saving Time in the US.

What’s the weather like in Hawaii? Is there a monsoon season?

They say that Hawaii has warm weather all year round, and this is mostly true. Temperatures tend to remain warm for most of the year. However, it rains occasionally throughout the year. November through March are typically the wettest months in Hawaii.

When are humpback whales in Hawaii?

Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii in mid-November and remain on the islands until mid-March.

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