Hawaii governor considering more restrictions, said COVID surge was ‘preventable’

Gov. David Ige said he is frustrated because he believes Hawaii’s surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations could have been avoided. Stay informed about Hawaii news, weather, sports, and entertainment! Follow KHON2 on our website and social channels:

Hawaii to allow fully vaccinated mainland travelers to bypass pre-travel test and quarantine rules i

Gov. David Ige announced major changes on Thursday to the state’s emergency rules on travel and social gatherings. With Hawaii expected to reach a 60% fully vaccinated rate by July 8, the governor believes restrictions currently in place may be relaxed.

Hawaii to allow vaccinated mainland travelers to bypass pre-travel test, quarantine rules on July 8

Expect even more visitors to Hawaii starting July 8 with the state allowing vaccine exceptions for mainland residents.

Safe Travels Hawaii administrator answers questions about July 8 change to travel rules

Hawaii’s Safe Travels Special Projects Administrator Sherilyn Kajiwara discussed the upcoming travel changes at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday.