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Honolulu Quarantine Station


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Honolulu. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, the Freely Associated States, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes, cruise and cargo vessels at the international ports of entry in the jurisdiction.
  • Review and collect medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments of any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Monitor the importation of pathogens that may be infectious to humans.
  • Partner with other federal agencies in local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and ports of entry.
  • Provide training and tabletop exercises for local, state, and federal partners about ways to protect their health, emergency response, communicable disease, and migrant health processing.
  • Conduct public health research for tuberculosis, pandemic influenza, and nonpharmaceutical interventions.

Ports of Entry Statistics 2008

Major Airport Arrivals

Honolulu International Airport
  • 21 international flights daily from
  • 37 international destinations
Total international passengers: 1,860,164

Major Seaport Arrivals

Hawaiian Islands
  • 772 cruise ships disembarked passengers at
  • 4 island ports: Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai
  • Total cruise ship passengers: 1,608,692

Contact Information

(808) 861-8530 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. HT

CDC Honolulu Quarantine Station
Honolulu International Airport

300 Rodgers Blvd., Terminal Box 67
Honolulu, HI 96819-1897

Fax: (808) 861-8532