The ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is an excellent way to travel to Hawaii and other islands that form part of the United States without going through the exhausting and seemingly endless visa application process.
If you are a citizen from one of the 39 visa-exempt countries, then you can take advantage of the ESTA travel authorization and enjoy the most exotic islands as well as the mainland of the United States.
Some of the most popular and visited US islands are those that make up Hawaii. Very different from other destinations in the contiguous United States, the Hawaiian archipelago boasts breathtaking nature, beautiful beaches, and waves that make it one of the best surfing spots in the world.
Hawaii’s natural beauty and unique environment are due to the country’s geographical isolation from other ecosystems. This is why the Hawaii border control will carefully scan and inspect your luggage upon arrival and departure to verify that no uninspected fruits or plants are being imported or exported from the islands.
All travelers to the islands must meet the following entry requirements:
All passengers from visa waiver countries must have a valid ESTA for Hawaii before their departure when staying for a short period (90 days remain period or less). Please note that a single ESTA travel authorization is valid for 2 consecutive years.
It is recommended to apply for an ESTA for Hawaii at least 72 hours before departure. The ESTA online application process is fast and easy. It takes less than 10 minutes per applicant to complete and submit the ESTA form.
During the application process, travelers will be asked to fill in their personal information. Furthermore, it is necessary to answer a number of “Yes” or “No” questions related to any relevant medical and criminal history. It is of utmost importance to answer all questions truthfully.
If the answers to any of the ESTA form questions are erroneous or not accurate, the American authorities will have the right to deny entry to the US, even though the individual holds a valid ESTA. What is more, it is likely that travelers who are barred from entering the States for this reason will experience difficulties accessing the country in future visa applications.
Start your ESTA application process today! Plan your trip to Hawaii and enjoy the beautiful island for as long as 90 days per trip. The ESTA travel authorization will be valid for 2 consecutive years.