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Maui to change vaccination requirements for entry in restaurants + Hawaii’s Safe Travels program may change+ Aloha Friday Photo

Maui to change vaccination requirements for entry in restaurants + Hawaii's Safe Travels program may change+ Aloha Friday Photo

We have quite a bit of news to share on this last Aloha Friday of 2021. Proof of boosters required for indoor dining, bars in Maui County starting January 8, 2022 Effective January 8, 2022, Maui will change their rules for patrons wishing to dine or go to a bar that are indoors. The biggest […]

12th annual contest to predict Hawaii’s first humpback whale sighting of the new season

12th annual contest to predict Hawaii's first humpback whale sighting of the new season

Though the peak of Hawaii’s exciting humpback whale season runs from January through March, some humpbacks arrive a bit earlier. How much earlier? Well, we want to hear your best guess in our 12th annual contest to predict the first humpback sighting! This year’s prize in this fun little contest is a paperback book of […]

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 […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Akaka Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island

Aloha Friday Photo: Akaka  Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island

Mahalo to my cousin Jennifer Myers from Pennsylvania for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Jennifer took this shot at Akaka Falls while on vacation with her husband, Mark. Our popular scenic drive guide between the Kona side and Hilo side includes a stop at Akaka Falls. So, be sure and […]

Kauai receives approval to rejoin Hawaii’s Safe Travels program starting April 5

Kauai receives approval to rejoin Hawaii's Safe Travels program starting April 5

Governor Ige approved Kauai’s request to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program starting April 5, 2021. This change will allow travelers with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner to bypass quarantines. Travelers participating in the Safe Travels program will also be able to travel directly to the Kauai from out of […]

Kauai seeking to rejoin Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for incoming travelers

Kauai seeking to rejoin Hawaii's Safe Travels program for incoming travelers

Yesterday, March 2, Kauai’s mayor, Derek Kawakami, announced that Kauai is seeking the governor’s approval to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program starting April 5, 2021. You can read the full announcement here. This proposed rule to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program is called Rule 25. Here’s a summation of it from the announcement: […]

Hawaii’s newly implemented pre-travel testing program is working, but has issues

Hawaii's newly implemented pre-travel testing program is working, but has issues

It’s been almost a week since the October 15th start of the new pre-travel testing program. The system is working, but not without some issues. Per an estimate provided to Hawaii News Now, the Safe Travels application has gone smoothly for about 80% of travelers. Here are some updates on the pre-travel testing program and […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Lanikai Beach at sunrise + Reports from launch of Hawaii’s safe travels program

Aloha Friday Photo: Lanikai Beach at sunrise + Reports from launch of Hawaii's safe travels program

Mahalo to Irene Buggy who shared this lovely sunrise shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Irene tells us that this is her favorite picture from her Oahu vacation. It’s a wonderful photo, indeed! — From all reports we’ve seen, it appears that the launch of Hawaii’s new safe/pre-travel testing program was mostly a success. […]

Hawaii’s Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing + more Hawaii tourism reopening news

Hawaii's Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing + more Hawaii tourism reopening news

We’re just nine days from the October 15th start of the pre-travel testing program, yet, there’s still quite a bit of chaos around it. Yesterday, some new answers emerged, but new questions developed, too. Hawaii’s Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing program Governor Ige has given each island county the option to opt out […]

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