Traveler Information

Travel and Safety Tips

Hawaii is a beautiful and popular travel destination. Although Hawaii is relatively safe and most people have a wonderful vacation, there are some crimes that exist.

Please keep the following in mind when visiting our islands:

  • When you arrive in Honolulu, drop your luggage off at your hotel before going sightseeing. Hotels will usually hold your luggage if your room is not ready. Do not leave your luggage unattended in your car.
  • Never leave valuables unattended. This includes leaving them on the beach (even if they are hidden in a shoe, in the sand, or under a towel), in a car or trunk of a car, in a shopping cart, at a restaurant…etc. Heed warnings from car rental agencies and other notices.
  • Lock your valuables, such as passports and large amounts of cash, in the hotel safe. Carry as few valuables as possible and only what you need for the day. Never carry large amounts of cash.
  • If possible, shop on your way back to your hotel so your purchases won’t be left in your car.
  • Keep your hotel room locked and check the peephole before opening the door.
  • Always keep your belongings within eyesight when checking in or out of a hotel.
  • If you are checking out of your hotel and are not going to the airport right away, leave your luggage with the bell desk or see if you can check in for your flight early. Do not leave your luggage in your car while you do some last-minute shopping, sunbathing, or sightseeing prior to your flight home.
  • Be observant and follow your instincts. Be aware of your surroundings, such as vehicular and pedestrian traffic around you. If you sense an unsafe situation or person, take extra precautions or leave the vicinity.
  • Bring a photocopy of your identification (such as passport or driver license) in case the original is lost or stolen. Keep both sets separate. Obtaining a replacement passport may also be easier if you have a copy of your passport.
  • Wish List

    You can make a difference to the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH) by making donations toward our wish list. We have ongoing needs to serve visitors in crisis, who are thousands of miles away from home when an unfortunate incident may occur. You have the opportunity to contribute by making a monetary donation or by donating gift cards. You can also contribute a memorial donation in the name of a loved one. Please see our donations page for more information.

    TSA Requirements and Updates

    For a list of items that are permitted and prohibited on flight, please visit the following TSA (Transportation Security Administration) link:

    TSA Permitted/Prohibited Items

    Helpful Travel Links

    Here is some helpful contact information to assist you with your travel needs.

    Credit Card Companies

    MasterCard Global Services 1-800-307-7309
    MasterCard Travelers’ Cheques – Lost or Stolen 1-800-223-9920
    Visa – Lost or Stolen Credit Cards 1-800-847-2911
    Visa – Lost or Stolen Travelers’ Cheques 1-800-227-6811
    Discover Card 1-800-347-2683
    American Express – Lost or Stolen Cards 1-800-992-3404
    American Express – Lost or Stolen Travelers’ Cheques 1-800-221-7282

    Credit Protection

    Equifax 1-800-525-6285
    Experian, National Consumer’s Assistance Line 1-888-397-3742
    Experian, Fraud Alert 1-800-311-4769
    Trans Union 1-800-680-7289
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 1-877-438-4338
    US Social Security Administration 1-800-269-0271

    Airlines | Car Rental Agencie