David Ige, Hawaii's governor, has stated that tourists are allowed to travel to the islands starting November 1, as long as COVID-19 continues to improve in the state.
Gov. Ige had asked previously in August that travelers delay their trip to Hawaii until the latest round of Delta-driven illnesses had passed. This was not a travel ban but a request to allow Hawaii to heal.
I am encouraged by the steady decline in COVID cases on our islands. Hospitals are seeing fewer patients and doing better. This allows us to continue our economic recovery and welcome back domestically vaccinated travelers. Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) October 20, 2021
In Hawaii, summer saw a spike in coronavirus cases that overwhelmed the health system and stretched resources. Now, the number of cases is steadily declining and Gov. Ige is optimistic that Hawaii can continue to benefit from the economic recovery and welcome back domestically vaccinated travelers.
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It's not business as usual. Hawaii's statewide COVID-19 Emergency Order was extended earlier this month to November 30. This measure was implemented in March 2020 to stop the spread of coronavirus. It includes maintaining capacity limits for restaurants, bars, gatherings, and requiring people to wear masks indoors.
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Hawaii is also ready to receive fully vaccinated visitors from abroad starting November 8, in accordance with the rest the United States. According to Gov. Ige said that there are still details to iron out. He said that they are still seeking information from the federal government on plans for international travel. They will have a plan in place before November 8.
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It is worth noting, however, that things are improving in Hawaii. However, suddenly the situation could change. Gov. Gov.