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Safe Travels

As we welcome visitors back to beautiful Maui County, we ask all guests to please be respectful of our community, our people, and the natural beauty of our islands. We are so happy to share our home with you and ask for your kōkua (assistance) to help keep our friends, neighbors and other island visitors safe and healthy, and help protect our island resources - from mauka (mountain/inland) to makai (ocean).

Before you travel, make sure you complete the required paperwork and COVID-19 testing (if applicable). The County of Maui Public Health Emergency Rules now require the download of the AlohaSafe Alert application or other Google-Apple exposure notification system application for all travelers on the Safe Travels program and those who obtain a limited quarantine exemption. Click here for Maui County travel information.

While you are here on island, please follow Maui County COVID-19 mandates which include wearing a mask in public settings, as well as following the requirements of each establishment you visit (restaurants, activities, hotel/accommodations).

Covid-19 safety protocols and Maui County mandates

Please remember that you must wear a mask (approved face covering) over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Individuals are not required to wear face coverings while outdoors. For all Maui County public health updates and mandates, click here.

Safety tips

Ocean Safety

  • Know your physical capabilities and limits
  • Do not attempt to jump over the waves or stand still upon impact with a wave. When a large wave comes do a duck dive underneath the wave and come up behind it.
  • Enter or exit the water between large wave sets.
  • Enter the water at an angle instead of straight on
  • When bodysurfing or boogie-boarding in a wave, protect your head and neck during a nosedive to reduce the risk of injury upon impact
  • Pay attention to the shore break and never turn away from the ocean.
  • Pay attention to all warning signs locate in the parking lost and on the beach.
  • Listen to any lifeguard announcements if at a guarded beach.
  • Understand that the use of drugs and/or alcohol will increase the risk of injury or drowning.
  • When in doubt, don’t go out.
  • Don’t leave children unattended in the water.

More ocean safety tips