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Hawaii Travel Update: Hawaii Governor Allows Each Island to Make COVID Rules #shorts

Hawaii Travel Update: Hawaii Governor Allows Each Island to Make COVID Rules #shorts

Hawaii’s Governor Ige announced today that he is ending statewide limits on restaurants, bars, gyms and other social gatherings. He also announced a routine to normal procedures by having the mayors on each island set COVID restrictions. These go into effect on December 1st. No change to the Safe Travels program, a vaccine card or […]

Hawaii governor says visitors welcome again starting November 1, 2021

Hawaii governor says visitors welcome again starting November 1, 2021

As Hawaii COVID-19 cases were headed on their highest surge yet, Governor Ige, asked visitors and residents to reduce travel to and from Hawaii through October. Since then, case counts and hospitalizations have come down significantly. As such, Gov. Ige announced that visitors and residents are welcome to travel to and from the state starting […]

Hawaii's Governor Asks Tourists to Stay Away Because of COVID #shorts

Hawaii's Governor Asks Tourists to Stay Away Because of COVID #shorts

Governor Ige held a press conference on August 23rd where he requested residents and visitors to not travel to Hawai’i at this time as it is not safe due to the delta variant. “It is not a safe time to travel and I encourage everyone to restrict or curtail travel to Hawai’i. It is not […]

Governor asks visitors to reduce travel to Hawaii

Governor asks visitors to reduce travel to Hawaii

On Monday, August 23rd, Hawaii’s governor held a press conference to address the state’s increase in COVID-19 cases. He states that it’s a risky time to travel right now. He is asking visitors and residents to reduce travel to Hawaii to essential business only. You can watch the replay of the press conference: The island […]

Hawaii’s governor drops outdoor mask mandate

Hawaii's governor drops outdoor mask mandate

Effective May 25, 2021, Hawaii had dropped the mandate to wear a mask in outdoor settings. Governor Ige shared these statements on Twitter: “Today I announced that Hawaii is dropping its mask mandate in outdoor settings – effective immediately. This is across all islands. I spoke with county mayors and we agree this is the […]

Hawaii travel news: Maui to begin second test. Governor sets provision in place for vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-testing and quarantine.

Hawaii travel news: Maui to begin second test. Governor sets provision in place for vaccinated travelers to bypass pre-testing and quarantine.

Maui to begin requiring second test for arriving trans-Pacific travelers. Maui County received approval to require a second COVID-19 test for all trans-Pacific travelers participating in the Safe Travels program. The exact implementation date is not yet know, but is expected to be towards the end of April. The second test will be a rapid […]

Big Island tentatively approved for 2nd test at airport. Kauai awaiting decision from governor on tiered system.

When travel to Hawaii reopens, will COVID-19 testing of visitors be required?

Hawaii (Big) Island Travel Update  Per the Star Advertiser, Hawaii Island Mayor Kim has received tentative approval to require out-of-state passengers who have taken a pre-travel test to take a second test upon arrival. The plan for a second test is pending approval by the state attorney general. Mayor Kim says the earlier reports of […]

Governor Ige confident pre-travel testing program will begin October 15th

Governor Ige confident pre-travel testing program will begin October 15th

In a press conference on October 7, 2020, Hawaii leaders presented more about the October 15th start of the trans-Pacific, pre-travel testing program. We’ve embedded the full presentation below. (Email subscribers: if you do not see the video, click here to watch it.) At about the 10-minute mark, Lt. Gov. Green presents information about the […]

Governor Ige indicates probable delay in October 1 tourism opening

Governor Ige indicates probable delay in October 1 tourism opening

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser hosted a Facebook Live discussion with Governor Ige on September 14th. Of course, the governor was asked if the October 1st start date for the pre-travel testing program was still the goal. He said that it’s probably not going to be October 1st. He said that in the next few days he’ll […]

Hawaii’s governor extends out-of-state traveler quarantine through July 31, but…

Hawaii's governor extends out-of-state traveler quarantine through July 31, but...

… Hawaii’s lieutenant governor still says that they’re working towards opening up travel to/from the mainland with testing. From his summary video on June 10, he said, “You all know we’re going to open up interisland travel on the 16th [of June] but we’re working towards a month later opening up Hawaii with a test. […]

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