Updated : 2022/8/12
All passengers arriving at Kona International Airport from overseas must process through US Immigration and Customs, regardless of whether they are transiting or staying in Kona. Passengers must retrieve all their checked baggage and proceed to the customs inspection area.
After completing the customs inspection, passengers with connecting flights need to meet JAL agent in arrival area and present their airline tickets to re-check in their baggage.
Passengers must check to see if their check in baggage is tagged through to their final destination (Japan) in order to transit through Kona without retrieving their baggage. Baggage only tagged only to Kona will be dropped off at Kona and will not be transferred on own to the connecting carrier. The final destination of the baggage may be verified with the baggage claim tag issued when the baggage was checked in.
Details on how to obtain the boarding pass are as follows: