Ali'i Veterinary Hospital

75-349 Hualalai Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


Pets entering the State of Hawaii can fly directly to the Kona

International Airport if specific requirements are met.  This program is

called the "Direct Release Program."   You must review and complete all of

the requirements for the 5 Day or Less Program and the Direct Release Program to qualify.


Please note that for the Direct Release Program:


  • Dogs and cats must arrive at the Kona International Airport directly from the continental US.
  • The Quarantine Station must receive all paperwork and payment at least 30 days prior to arrival.
  • You must secure the services of a qualified inspector to meet your pet at the airport. The inspector is paid a fee separate from the Quarantine Station.


Ali'i Veterinary Hospital is qualified to inspect dogs and cats at the Kona International Airport.  We inspect pets flying on United, Alaska Airlines and private aircraft on a very limited basis:


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6pm-10:30pm:  $350/first pet, $100/additional pet on the same flight

Saturday and Sunday 4pm-8pm: $400/first pet, $100/additional pet on the same flight

Holidays: Availability and pricing varies


*****Contact us PRIOR to booking your flight to confirm our availability for inspection*****


Ali'i Veterinary Hospital Direct Release Contact Information:

* Exclusive Direct Release Phone: (808) 895-5369 - Messages are checked each evening

* Email: - Messages are checked each morning and evening


Hawaii Animal Quarantine Station:

* Phone: (808) 483-7151

* E-mail: or


If you have any questions regarding your permits or paperwork, please call the Hawaii Animal Quarantine Station.