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Hawaii COVID-19 News & Headlines

Hawaii Travel News & Headlines

COVID-19 Travel Updates for Hawaii

News & Links to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Resources

Last Updated: March 8, 2022, at 5:30 pm HST

March 2022 Editor's Note: As of early March 2022, we have stopped updating this page each day. This page was previously updated daily, for roughly 15 months - from October 2020 until March 2022. The Safe Travels program for Hawaii ends March 26, 2022, and the mask mandate will conclude the same day. Additional updates, from this point forward, will be provided on our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page.

As you may know, new stories seem to break almost daily about updates and changes to Hawaii's travel policies, trusted partners that are being added/updated, new travel restrictions being put in place, or county tiers updating to reflect new COVID-19 numbers. This page was created to cover what's happening day-by-day in Hawaii in regards to COVID-19 and the state of Hawaii travel.

Each time there are pertinent Hawaii travel news updates worth sharing with travelers, we'll be sure to update this page.

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  • Gov. David Ige announced that the state is ending the travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaii program after the current emergency period ends on March 25, 2022. Beginning at 12:01 am, March 26, passengers arriving from domestic points of origin will not have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming passengers will also no longer be required to create a Safe Travels account or provide travelers information and trip details. Travelers arriving in the State of Hawaii now through Mar. 25, are still subject to Safe Travels requirements.
  • International passengers will continue to follow the requirements that were put in place by the federal government.
  • Safe Travels Hawaii remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. The mandatory self-quarantine period for those arriving in the Hawaiian Islands who aren't fully vaccinated or don't have a negative pre-travel test result has been reduced from 10 days to five days, effective January 3, 2022.

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Week of March 6th - March 12th

Updates for Tuesday - March 8, 2022
  • Gov. David Ige announced that the state is ending the travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaii program after the current emergency period ends on March 25, 2022. Beginning at 12:01 am, March 26, passengers arriving from domestic points of origin will not have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming passengers will also no longer be required to create a Safe Travels account or provide travelers information and trip details. Travelers arriving in the State of Hawaii now through Mar. 25, are still subject to Safe Travels requirements.
  • International passengers will continue to follow the requirements that were put in place by the federal government.
  • Today, March 8, 2022, Governor Ige also announced the indoor mask mandate will also conclude on March 26, 2022.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.6%, with 37.7% 'boosted,' as of March 8, 2022.

Week of February 27th - March 5th

Updates for Tuesday - March 1, 2022
  • Gov. David Ige announced that the state is ending the travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaii program after the current emergency period ends on March 25, 2022. Beginning at 12:01 am, March 26, passengers arriving from domestic points of origin will not have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming passengers will also no longer be required to create a Safe Travels account or provide travelers information and trip details. Travelers arriving in the State of Hawaii now through Mar. 25, are still subject to Safe Travels requirements.
  • International passengers will continue to follow the requirements that were put in place by the federal government.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.5%, with 37.5% 'boosted,' as of March 1, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 28th, a total of 23,408 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,677 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,784 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6499 arrivals on Oahu, 4019 arrivals on Maui, 1548 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1611 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The Kīlauea Volcano eruption remains fully paused at the time of this notice. Tremor remains low and steady. Since 8 am HST this morning, tilt has gradually increased. Based on previous observations, lava will likely not be on the surface of the active lava lake until later tonight or tomorrow morning.
Updates for Monday - February 28, 2022
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.4%, with 37.4% 'boosted,' as of February 28, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 27th, a total of 24,860 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,935 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,011 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6671 arrivals on Oahu, 4361 arrivals on Maui, 2199 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1704 arrivals on Kauai.
  • If you are interested in the daily Hawaii COVID case counts, you can now find the daily numbers on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S.-trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, continues at this time. Starting at approximately 1:30 pm HST today, summit tilt began a steep deflationary trend that continues at the time of this report. Summit tremor remains elevated and steady. Based on previous observations, lava will likely be on the surface of the active lava lake this evening. The summit eruption may enter a pause tomorrow or tomorrow morning.
Updates for Sunday - February 27, 2022
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.4%, with 37.3% 'boosted,' as of February 27, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 26th, a total of 28,638 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 20,624 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,172 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 8646 arrivals on Oahu, 6052 arrivals on Maui, 3443 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2483 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6686558 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2941852 travelers to Oahu, 2201013 travelers to Maui, 912660 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 631057 travelers to Kauai.
  • If you are interested in the daily Hawaii COVID case counts, you can now find the daily numbers on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S.-trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.

Week of February 20th - February 26th

Updates for Saturday - February 26, 2022
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.4%, with 37.2% 'boosted,' as of February 26, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 25th, a total of 27,953 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 17,559 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,904 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 8394 arrivals on Oahu, 5203 arrivals on Maui, 2054 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1908 arrivals on Kauai.
  • If you are interested in the daily Hawaii COVID case counts, you can now find the daily numbers on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S.-trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
Updates for Friday - February 25, 2022
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.4%, with 37.2% 'boosted,' as of February 25, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 24th, a total of 25,212 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 17,143 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,801 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 8651 arrivals on Oahu, 4584 arrivals on Maui, 2152 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1756 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has remained nearly constant since the HVO Daily Update issued this morning. Based on previous observations, lava will likely be at the surface of the active lava lake this evening.
  • If you are interested in the daily Hawaii COVID case counts, you can now find the daily numbers on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S.-trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
Updates for Thursday - February 24, 2022
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.3%, with 37.2% 'boosted,' as of February 24, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 23rd, a total of 24,668 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,870 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,716 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7716 arrivals on Oahu, 4570 arrivals on Maui, 1940 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1644 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Kīlauea Volcano eruption remains fully paused at the time of this notice. The level of the lava lake has dropped significantly, and the surface is completely crusted over. Tremor remains low and steady with very slight fluctuations. Since 8 am HST this morning, tilt has increased approximately 0.8 microradians with a rapid increase in inflation occurring at 2:45 pm HST today.
  • If you are interested in the daily Hawaii COVID case counts, you can now find the daily numbers on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S.-trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
Updates for Wednesday - February 23, 2022
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.3%, with 37.1% 'boosted,' as of February 23, 2022.
  • Today, February 23rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 134 new positive cases. In total, there have been 5910 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 22nd, a total of 25,841 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,814 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,843 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7069 arrivals on Oahu, 4104 arrivals on Maui, 2150 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1491 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6600427 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2901774 travelers to Oahu, 2176243 travelers to Maui, 900872 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 621562 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The deflation at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano that was mentioned in this morning’s HVO Daily Update has slowed and has led to a near pause of the eruption at the time of this notice. The level of the lava lake has dropped significantly, and the surface is currently about 50% crusted over.
  • If you are interested in the daily Hawaii COVID case counts, you can now find the daily numbers on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S.-trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
Updates for Tuesday - February 22, 2022
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.3%, with 37.1% 'boosted,' as of February 22, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 21st, a total of 28,199 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 17,494 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,924 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7758 arrivals on Oahu, 5405 arrivals on Maui, 2393 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1938 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with slight fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. All activity remains confined to the active lava lake and west vent area within the western part of Halemaʻumaʻu with minor ooze outs along the margins of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater floor.
  • If you are interested in the daily Hawaii COVID case counts, you can now find the daily numbers on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website. Starting this week, we will only report the daily figures in our Thursday 'COVID updates' newsletter.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S.-trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
Updates for Monday - February 21, 2022
  • Honolulu's Mayor has now announced that the program requiring vaccination or testing for access to dining, bars, and gyms will end, effective March 6, 2022. This brings Oahu in line with Maui, which dropped its vaccine policy on Feb. 21st. The ‘Safe Access Oahu’ program, which went into effect in the fall of 2021, as Covid cases were on the rise, will now officially conclude. Beginning March 6th, it will be up to each individual business as to whether or not they will ask for proof of vaccination or testing.
  • Yesterday, February 20th, a total of 30,296 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 21,750 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,657 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10013 arrivals on Oahu, 6592 arrivals on Maui, 2701 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2444 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6585613 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2894705 travelers to Oahu, 2172139 travelers to Maui, 898722 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 620071 travelers to Kauai.
  • After 17+ months of reporting the local Hawaii COVID case counts each day, we are now considering updating the case counts only weekly; we're making this decision in light of the fact the Safe Travels program will likely soon conclude. If you are interested in the daily case counts, you can find them on the State of Hawaii's Department of Health website. Today, February 21st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 206 new positive cases. There are 47 new cases on Hawaii Island, 18 on Kauai, 106 on Oahu, 26 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 234551 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 162723; Maui: 27762; Lanai: 615; Molokai: 931; Kauai: 11304; Hawaii island: 25599; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5617; and cases pending, 0. 1304 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 6646 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 76.2%, with 37% 'boosted,' as of February 21, 2022.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with slight fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. All activity remains confined to the active lava lake and west vent area within the western part of Halemaʻumaʻu with minor ooze outs along the margins of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater floor. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Sunday - February 20, 2022
  • Today, February 20th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 330 new positive cases. There are 46 new cases on Hawaii Island, 42 on Kauai, 195 on Oahu, 25 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 20 out of state for a cumulative total of 234345 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 162617; Maui: 27736; Lanai: 614; Molokai: 930; Kauai: 11286; Hawaii island: 25552; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5610; and cases pending, 0. 1304 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 7228 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 19th, a total of 32,902 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 26,172 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel; that's the highest number so far this year in early 2022. There were also 1,901 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 11419 arrivals on Oahu, 8037 arrivals on Maui, 3665 arrivals on the Big Island, and 3051 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.7%, with 36.8% 'boosted,' as of February 20, 2022.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with minor fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. All activity remains confined to the active lava lake within the western part of Halemaʻumaʻu with no ooze outs along the margins of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater floor. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.

Week of February 13th - February 19th

Updates for Saturday - February 19, 2022
  • Maui is officially eliminating its vaccine or test requirements for customers of restaurants, bars, and gyms beginning on Monday (February 21, 2022). Patrons to these Maui county establishments will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test for indoor service. The news was announced by Mayor Victorino at his weekly Maui press conference on February 18, 2022.
  • Today, February 19th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 375 new positive cases. There are 58 new cases on Hawaii Island, 25 on Kauai, 220 on Oahu, 48 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 23 out of state for a cumulative total of 234015 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 162422; Maui: 27711; Lanai: 613; Molokai: 929; Kauai: 11244; Hawaii island: 25506; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5590; and cases pending, 0. 1300 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 7835 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Yesterday, February 18th, a total of 33,018 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 22,795 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,216 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10497 arrivals on Oahu, 7127 arrivals on Maui, 2706 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2465 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.7%, with 36.8% 'boosted,' as of February 19, 2022.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Effusion resumed at the summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano beginning at approximately 6:30 pm HST yesterday, about 5 hours after inflationary tilt started and 30 minutes after an increase in volcanic tremor. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Friday - February 18, 2022
  • Today, February 18th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 485 new positive cases. There are 120 new cases on Hawaii Island, 29 on Kauai, 260 on Oahu, 60 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 14 out of state for a cumulative total of 233640 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 162202; Maui: 27663; Lanai: 613; Molokai: 928; Kauai: 11219; Hawaii island: 25448; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5567; and cases pending, 0. 1292 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 8641 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.7%, with 36.8% 'boosted,' as of February 18, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 17th, a total of 30,116 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 21,674 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,253 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10446 arrivals on Oahu, 6185 arrivals on Maui, 2747 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2296 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The effusion rate for the summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano has decreased starting at 6:00 pm HST yesterday corresponding with deflationary tilt and a drop in volcanic tremor. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Thursday - February 17, 2022
  • Today, February 17th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 650 new positive cases. There are 91 new cases on Hawaii Island, 65 on Kauai, 353 on Oahu, 92 on Maui, 3 on Lanai, 6 on Molokai, and 40 out of state for a cumulative total of 233155 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 161942; Maui: 27603; Lanai: 612; Molokai: 927; Kauai: 11190; Hawaii island: 25328; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5553; and cases pending, 0. 1290 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 9317 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.6%, with 36.7% 'boosted,' as of February 17, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 16th, a total of 28,244 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 19,562 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,917 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 9220 arrivals on Oahu, 5766 arrivals on Maui, 2482 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2094 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano resumed approximately 2:30 am HST within the western part of Halemaʻumaʻu. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Wednesday - February 16, 2022
  • Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who recently announced his run for Hawaii governor, participated in a live interview with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. During that interview, he said he anticipates the state of Hawaii "should be able to move away from the Safe Travels restrictions" sometime in mid-March 2022. Lt. Green said Hawaii's COVID response federal funding will run out in March and early April 2022, and that's his reasoning for expecting the Safe Travels program to come to a close, along with the indoor mask mandate easing shortly after that.
  • Today, February 16th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 203 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 9 on Kauai, 153 on Oahu, 28 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 232505 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 161589; Maui: 27511; Lanai: 609; Molokai: 921; Kauai: 11125; Hawaii island: 25237; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5513; and cases pending, 0. 1274 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 10147 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.6%, with 36.6% 'boosted,' as of February 16, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 15th, a total of 28,146 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,936 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,831 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7035 arrivals on Oahu, 4150 arrivals on Maui, 2184 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1567 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano paused starting around midnight with minor ooze outs and diminished glow. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Tuesday - February 15, 2022
  • Today, February 15th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 294 new positive cases. There are 49 new cases on Hawaii Island, 4 on Kauai, 193 on Oahu, 40 on Maui, 2 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 232302 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 161436; Maui: 27483; Lanai: 609; Molokai: 921; Kauai: 11116; Hawaii island: 25233; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5504; and cases pending, 0. 1262 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 11026 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.5%, with 36.5% 'boosted,' as of February 15, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 14th, a total of 22,457 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,916 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,710 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6310 arrivals on Oahu, 3474 arrivals on Maui, 1747 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1385 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with minor fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Monday - February 14, 2022
  • Today, February 14th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 498 new positive cases. There are 86 new cases on Hawaii Island, 101 on Kauai, 228 on Oahu, 63 on Maui, 3 on Lanai, 2 on Molokai, and 15 out of state for a cumulative total of 232008 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 161243; Maui: 27443; Lanai: 607; Molokai: 921; Kauai: 11112; Hawaii island: 25184; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5498; and cases pending, 0. 1262 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 11785 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.5%, with 36.5% 'boosted,' as of February 14, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 13th, a total of 23,627 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,958 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,763 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7122 arrivals on Oahu, 4369 arrivals on Maui, 1701 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1766 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with minor fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Sunday - February 13, 2022
  • Today, February 13th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 532 new positive cases. There are 64 new cases on Hawaii Island, 62 on Kauai, 287 on Oahu, 82 on Maui, 6 on Lanai, 3 on Molokai, and 28 out of state for a cumulative total of 231510 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 161015; Maui: 27380; Lanai: 604; Molokai: 919; Kauai: 11011; Hawaii island: 25098; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5483; and cases pending, 0. 1262 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 12838 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75%, with 35.3% 'boosted,' as of February 13, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 12th, a total of 28,457 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 21,014 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,545 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 9309 arrivals on Oahu, 6233 arrivals on Maui, 2916 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2556 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6428314 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2822007 travelers to Oahu, 2125403 travelers to Maui, 878097 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 602831 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with slight fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.

Week of February 6th - February 12th

Updates for Saturday - February 12, 2022
  • Today, February 12th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 740 new positive cases. There are 86 new cases on Hawaii Island, 185 on Kauai, 338 on Oahu, 72 on Maui, 2 on Lanai, 7 on Molokai, and 50 out of state for a cumulative total of 230978 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 160728; Maui: 27298; Lanai: 598; Molokai: 916; Kauai: 10949; Hawaii island: 25034; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5455; and cases pending, 0. 1258 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 14613 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.3%, with 36.1% 'boosted,' as of February 12, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 11th, a total of 25,937 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 18,769 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,345 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 9036 arrivals on Oahu, 5420 arrivals on Maui, 2174 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2139 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Eruption of lava from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, resumed at approximately 10:50 pm HST yesterday, February 11. This followed a brief pause in volcanic activity that began on February 11 between 9 and 10 am HST. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Friday - February 11, 2022
  • Today, February 11th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 707 new positive cases. There are 148 new cases on Hawaii Island, 55 on Kauai, 414 on Oahu, 62 on Maui, 2 on Lanai, 14 on Molokai, and 12 out of state for a cumulative total of 230238 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 160390; Maui: 27226; Lanai: 596; Molokai: 909; Kauai: 10764; Hawaii island: 24948; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5405; and cases pending, 0. 1247 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 15951 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.3%, with 36.1% 'boosted,' as of February 11, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 10th, a total of 25,518 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 17,990 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,143 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 9140 arrivals on Oahu, 4716 arrivals on Maui, 2306 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1828 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: As of 8:00 a.m. HST, February 11, lava continues to erupt from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea volcano. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Thursday - February 10, 2022
  • Today, February 10th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,195 new positive cases. There are 131 new cases on Hawaii Island, 108 on Kauai, 815 on Oahu, 101 on Maui, 9 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 31 out of state for a cumulative total of 229531 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 159976; Maui: 27164; Lanai: 594; Molokai: 895; Kauai: 10709; Hawaii island: 24800; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5393; and cases pending, 0. 1239 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 17107 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.3%, with 36% 'boosted,' as of February 10, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 9th, a total of 24,923 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,424 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,302 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7239 arrivals on Oahu, 4608 arrivals on Maui, 1944 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1633 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: As of 7 a.m. HST, February 10, Lava continues to erupt from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Wednesday - February 9, 2022
  • Today, February 9th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 519 new positive cases. There are 54 new cases on Hawaii Island, 33 on Kauai, 323 on Oahu, 53 on Maui, 3 on Lanai, 4 on Molokai, and 49 out of state for a cumulative total of 228336 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 159161; Maui: 27063; Lanai: 585; Molokai: 895; Kauai: 10601; Hawaii island: 24669; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5362; and cases pending, 0. 1233 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 18265 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.3%, with 35.9% 'boosted,' as of February 9, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 8th, a total of 19,757 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,007 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,335 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5424 arrivals on Oahu, 3392 arrivals on Maui, 1845 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1346 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Eruption of lava from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, resumed at approximately 1:20 a.m. HST this morning, February 9. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Tuesday - February 8, 2022
  • Today, Governor David Ige announced that Hawaii's current Safe Travels program will continue unchanged and that domestic travelers will not be required to include proof of COVID-19 booster shots. Individuals who received their primary COVID-19 vaccination series 14 days prior to arrival, or those who provide an acceptable negative pre-travel test, will be exempt from the mandatory five-day quarantine.
  • Today, February 8th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 533 new positive cases. There are 72 new cases on Hawaii Island, 38 on Kauai, 357 on Oahu, 52 on Maui, 2 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 12 out of state for a cumulative total of 227817 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 158838; Maui: 27010; Lanai: 582; Molokai: 891; Kauai: 10568; Hawaii island: 24615; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5313; and cases pending, 0. 1226 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 19929 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.2%, with 35.8% 'boosted,' as of February 8, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 7th, a total of 19,546 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,239 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,905 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5242 arrivals on Oahu, 3210 arrivals on Maui, 1559 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1228 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has paused as of yesterday evening. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of the eruption migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Monday - February 7, 2022
  • Starting today, Maui County will be dropping its requirement that customers at bars, restaurants, and gyms show proof of receiving a 'booster' shot to be considered fully vaccinated.
  • Today, February 7th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 833 new positive cases. There are 125 new cases on Hawaii Island, 94 on Kauai, 488 on Oahu, 92 on Maui, 7 on Lanai, 4 on Molokai, and 23 out of state for a cumulative total of 227284 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 158481; Maui: 26958; Lanai: 580; Molokai: 891; Kauai: 10530; Hawaii island: 24543; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5301; and cases pending, 0. 1226 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 21158 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.2%, with 35.6% 'boosted,' as of February 7, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 6th, a total of 21,755 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,298 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,833 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6023 arrivals on Oahu, 3882 arrivals on Maui, 1758 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1635 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6316913 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2769495 travelers to Oahu, 2093455 travelers to Maui, 863652 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 590335 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with slight fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. Lava activity remains confined to the crater, and there are no indications of the eruption migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Sunday - February 6, 2022
  • On February 7, 2022, Maui County will be dropping its requirement that customers at bars, restaurants, and gyms show proof of receiving a 'booster' shot to be considered fully vaccinated.
  • Today, February 6th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 916 new positive cases; that's the first day under 1K new daily cases since late December 2021. There are 155 new cases on Hawaii Island, 95 on Kauai, 537 on Oahu, 107 on Maui, 3 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 18 out of state for a cumulative total of 226451 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 157993; Maui: 26866; Lanai: 573; Molokai: 887; Kauai: 10436; Hawaii island: 24418; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5278; and cases pending, 0. 1226 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 22808 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75%, with 35.3% 'boosted,' as of February 6, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 5th, a total of 25,413 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 18,422 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,150 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7750 arrivals on Oahu, 5696 arrivals on Maui, 2587 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2389 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with slight fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. Lava activity remains confined to the crater, and there are no indications of the eruption migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.

Week of January 30th - February 5th

Updates for Saturday - February 5, 2022
  • On February 7, 2022, Maui County will be dropping its requirement that customers at bars, restaurants, and gyms show proof of receiving a 'booster' shot to be considered fully vaccinated. Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said he was making the change because COVID infections are on the decline. Previously, Maui county had implemented the new rule effective on January 24, 2022.
  • Today, February 5th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,278 new positive cases. There are 192 new cases on Hawaii Island, 135 on Kauai, 750 on Oahu, 129 on Maui, 5 on Lanai, 5 on Molokai, and 62 out of state for a cumulative total of 225535 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 157456; Maui: 26759; Lanai: 570; Molokai: 886; Kauai: 10341; Hawaii island: 24263; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5260; and cases pending, 0. 1222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 25114 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75%, with 35.3% 'boosted,' as of February 5, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 4th, a total of 22,019 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,297 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,887 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7015 arrivals on Oahu, 4542 arrivals on Maui, 1910 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1830 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued with slight fluctuations in lava output over the past 24 hours. Lava activity remains confined to the crater, and there are no indications of the eruption migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Friday - February 4, 2022
  • On February 7, 2022, Maui County will be dropping its requirement that customers at bars, restaurants, and gyms show proof of receiving a 'booster' shot to be considered fully vaccinated. Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said he was making the change because COVID infections are on the decline. Previously, Maui county had implemented the new rule effective on January 24, 2022.
  • Today, February 4th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,192 new positive cases. There are 186 new cases on Hawaii Island, 117 on Kauai, 699 on Oahu, 156 on Maui, 2 on Lanai, 4 on Molokai, and 28 out of state for a cumulative total of 224257 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 156706; Maui: 26630; Lanai: 565; Molokai: 881; Kauai: 10206; Hawaii island: 24071; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5198; and cases pending, 0. 1204 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 27570 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75%, with 35.3% 'boosted,' as of February 4, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 3rd, a total of 21,993 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,194 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,914 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7187 arrivals on Oahu, 4216 arrivals on Maui, 1968 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1823 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued over the past 24 hours. Lava activity remains confined to the crater, and there are no indications of the eruption migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Thursday - February 3, 2022
  • Today, February 3rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,532 new positive cases. There are 205 new cases on Hawaii Island, 170 on Kauai, 953 on Oahu, 138 on Maui, 10 on Lanai, 7 on Molokai, and 49 out of state for a cumulative total of 223065 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 156007; Maui: 26474; Lanai: 563; Molokai: 877; Kauai: 10089; Hawaii island: 23885; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5170; and cases pending, 0. 1194 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 30836 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75%, with 35.1% 'boosted,' as of February 3, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 2nd, a total of 21,487 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,767 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,041 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6941 arrivals on Oahu, 4342 arrivals on Maui, 1863 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1621 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, resumed late yesterday afternoon following a pause that lasted less than one day. Lava activity—which resembles that observed prior to the pause—remains confined to Halemaʻumaʻu crater, and there are no indications of the eruption migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Wednesday - February 2, 2022
  • Today, February 2nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,177 new positive cases. There are 74 new cases on Hawaii Island, 68 on Kauai, 775 on Oahu, 179 on Maui, 6 on Lanai, 7 on Molokai, and 68 out of state for a cumulative total of 221533 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 155054; Maui: 26336; Lanai: 553; Molokai: 870; Kauai: 9919; Hawaii island: 23680; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5121; and cases pending, 0. 1191 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 35053 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.9%, with 34.9% 'boosted,' as of February 2, 2022.
  • Yesterday, February 1st, a total of 21,813 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,561 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,614 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6529 arrivals on Oahu, 3943 arrivals on Maui, 2490 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1599 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has diminished in vigor this morning. Lava effusion has slowed in association with summit deflation that began just before midnight. These trends suggest that the summit eruption is heading into another pause. All recent lava activity has been confined to Halemaʻumaʻu crater, and there are no indications of the eruption migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Tuesday - February 1, 2022
  • Today, February 1st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,068 new positive cases. There are 140 new cases on Hawaii Island, 28 on Kauai, 727 on Oahu, 153 on Maui, 5 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 14 out of state for a cumulative total of 220356 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 154279; Maui: 26157; Lanai: 547; Molokai: 863; Kauai: 9851; Hawaii island: 23606; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5053; and cases pending, 0. 1181 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 37799 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.9%, with 34.8% 'boosted,' as of February 1, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 31st, a total of 18,232 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,114 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,933 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4826 arrivals on Oahu, 2799 arrivals on Maui, 1365 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1124 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6225374 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2728050 travelers to Oahu, 2066834 travelers to Maui, 851076 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 579438 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Eruption of lava from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, has continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Monday - January 31, 2022
  • Today, January 31st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,513 new positive cases. There are 159 new cases on Hawaii Island, 161 on Kauai, 956 on Oahu, 193 on Maui, 7 on Lanai, 5 on Molokai, and 32 out of state for a cumulative total of 219288 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 153552; Maui: 26004; Lanai: 542; Molokai: 862; Kauai: 9823; Hawaii island: 23466; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5039; and cases pending, 0. 1181 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 41880 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.8%, with 34.5% 'boosted,' as of January 31, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 30th, a total of 18,899 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,117 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,906 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4895 arrivals on Oahu, 3386 arrivals on Maui, 1527 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1309 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6215260 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2723224 travelers to Oahu, 2064035 travelers to Maui, 849711 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 578314 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Eruption of lava from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, resumed at approximately 9:30 p.m. HST yesterday, January 30. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Sunday - January 30, 2022
  • Today, January 30th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 2,741 new positive cases. There are 394 new cases on Hawaii Island, 217 on Kauai, 1804 on Oahu, 257 on Maui, 6 on Lanai, 5 on Molokai, and 58 out of state for a cumulative total of 217775 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 152596; Maui: 25811; Lanai: 535; Molokai: 857; Kauai: 9662; Hawaii island: 23307; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 5007; and cases pending, 0. 1180 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 44651 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.7%, with 34.1% 'boosted,' as of January 30, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 29th, a total of 22,604 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 16,022 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,238 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6375 arrivals on Oahu, 5334 arrivals on Maui, 2297 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2016 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Eruption of lava from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains paused, though a small amount of active lava may remain visible at the surface. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.

Week of January 23rd - January 29th

Updates for Saturday - January 29, 2022
  • Today, January 29th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,860 new positive cases. There are 293 new cases on Hawaii Island, 101 on Kauai, 1172 on Oahu, 246 on Maui, 16 on Lanai, 4 on Molokai, and 28 out of state for a cumulative total of 215034 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 150792; Maui: 25554; Lanai: 529; Molokai: 852; Kauai: 9445; Hawaii island: 22913; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4949; and cases pending, 0. 1173 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 46297 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.7% as of January 29, 2022; this total appears to have been refigured by the state of Hawaii. 34.1% of Hawaii residents are additionally boosted.
  • Yesterday, January 28th, a total of 20,411 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,747 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,180 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6148 arrivals on Oahu, 4357 arrivals on Maui, 1723 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1519 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Eruption of lava from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, remains essentially paused, though a small amount of active lava may remain visible at the surface. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Friday - January 28, 2022
  • Today, January 28th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,907 new positive cases. There are 232 new cases on Hawaii Island, 275 on Kauai, 990 on Oahu, 337 on Maui, 9 on Lanai, 5 on Molokai, and 59 out of state for a cumulative total of 213174 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 149620; Maui: 25308; Lanai: 513; Molokai: 848; Kauai: 9344; Hawaii island: 22620; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4921; and cases pending, 0. 1164 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 49583 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.7% as of January 28, 2022; this total appears to have been refigured by the state of Hawaii. 34.1% of Hawaii residents are additionally boosted.
  • Yesterday, January 27th, a total of 20,678 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,087 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,855 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6714 arrivals on Oahu, 3964 arrivals on Maui, 1788 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1621 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: Eruption of lava from the west vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, paused at approximately midnight, though a small amount of active lava remains at the surface. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Thursday - January 27, 2022
  • Today, January 27th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 2,380 new positive cases. There are 375 new cases on Hawaii Island, 161 on Kauai, 1424 on Oahu, 337 on Maui, 16 on Lanai, 7 on Molokai, and 60 out of state for a cumulative total of 211267 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 148630; Maui: 24971; Lanai: 504; Molokai: 843; Kauai: 9069; Hawaii island: 22388; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4862; and cases pending, 0. 1159 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 50950 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.6% as of January 27, 2022; this total appears to have been refigured by the state of Hawaii. 33.8% of Hawaii residents are additionally boosted.
  • Yesterday, January 26th, a total of 18,572 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,219 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,177 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5736 arrivals on Oahu, 3510 arrivals on Maui, 1594 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1379 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Wednesday - January 26, 2022
  • Hawaii Governor Ige issued his latest Emergency Proclamation. The latest emergency proclamation will remain in effect through March 25, 2022, "unless terminated or superseded by a separate proclamation," Ige's office said.
  • Today, January 26th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 2,050 new positive cases. There are 150 new cases on Hawaii Island, 99 on Kauai, 1441 on Oahu, 317 on Maui, 9 on Lanai, 5 on Molokai, and 29 out of state for a cumulative total of 208887 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 147206; Maui: 24634; Lanai: 488; Molokai: 836; Kauai: 8908; Hawaii island: 22013; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4802; and cases pending, 0. 1149 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 52868 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.5% as of January 26, 2022; this total appears to have been refigured by the state of Hawaii. 33.5% of Hawaii residents are additionally boosted.
  • Yesterday, January 25th, a total of 16,203 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 9,441 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,950 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4270 arrivals on Oahu, 2651 arrivals on Maui, 1363 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1157 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Tuesday - January 25, 2022
  • Today, January 25th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,904 new positive cases. There are 142 new cases on Hawaii Island, 90 on Kauai, 1445 on Oahu, 170 on Maui, 6 on Lanai, 2 on Molokai, and 49 out of state for a cumulative total of 206837 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 145765; Maui: 24317; Lanai: 479; Molokai: 831; Kauai: 8809; Hawaii island: 21863; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4773; and cases pending, 0. 1146 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 54619 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.5% as of January 25, 2022; this total appears to have been refigured by the state of Hawaii. 33.4% of Hawaii residents are additionally boosted.
  • Yesterday, January 24th, a total of 19,158 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,458 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,266 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4655 arrivals on Oahu, 3217 arrivals on Maui, 1351 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1235 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, resumed at 5:52 a.m. HST this morning with a lava flow from the top of the west vent cone. This followed several days of minor progressively intermittent activity confined to a small pond north of the west vent cone. The lava lake began rising at about 6:30 a.m. HST this morning, and by 8:20 a.m. HST had risen 11 meters (36 feet). All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Monday - January 24, 2022
  • Today, January 24th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 2,660 new positive cases. There are 303 new cases on Hawaii Island, 285 on Kauai, 1554 on Oahu, 456 on Maui, 16 on Lanai, 13 on Molokai, and 33 out of state for a cumulative total of 204933 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 144320; Maui: 24147; Lanai: 473; Molokai: 829; Kauai: 8719; Hawaii island: 21721; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4724; and cases pending, 0. 1146 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 55723 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.4% as of January 24, 2022; this total appears to have been refigured by the state of Hawaii. 33.1% of Hawaii residents are additionally boosted.
  • Yesterday, January 23rd, a total of 22,004 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,058 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,656 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5166 arrivals on Oahu, 4035 arrivals on Maui, 1543 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1314 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6128169 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2684431 travelers to Oahu, 2037616 travelers to Maui, 838068 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 568078 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, is greatly diminished. Activity has been confined to a small pond north of the west vent cone. Since yesterday afternoon, lava input into the small pond has been intermittent, with several hours between short-lived periods of new lava input. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Sunday - January 23, 2022
  • Today, January 23rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,167 new positive cases. There are 371 new cases on Hawaii Island, 168 on Kauai, 2078 on Oahu, 493 on Maui, 11 on Lanai, 10 on Molokai, and 36 out of state for a cumulative total of 202273 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 142766; Maui: 23691; Lanai: 457; Molokai: 816; Kauai: 8434; Hawaii island: 21418; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4691; and cases pending, 0. 1146 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 56625 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.5% as of January 23, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 22nd, a total of 23,069 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 16,066 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,180 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6386 arrivals on Oahu, 5203 arrivals on Maui, 2354 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2123 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, greatly decreased in output starting yesterday morning, with a 9 meter (30 feet) drop in lava lake level between 7 am and 9 pm yesterday January 22, 2022. The lake level is now 10 meters (33 feet) lower than yesterday morning. Since yesterday afternoon, activity has been confined to a small pond north of the west vent cone. There were several long-lived oozeouts on the eastern and northwest margins of the crater. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.

Week of January 16th - January 22nd

Updates for Saturday - January 22, 2022
  • Today, January 22nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,955 new positive cases. There are 484 new cases on Hawaii Island, 289 on Kauai, 2548 on Oahu, 539 on Maui, 19 on Lanai, 21 on Molokai, and 55 out of state for a cumulative total of 199106 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 140688; Maui: 23198; Lanai: 446; Molokai: 806; Kauai: 8266; Hawaii island: 21047; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4655; and cases pending, 0. 1142 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 58128 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.5% as of January 22, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 21st, a total of 22,173 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,261 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,078 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5990 arrivals on Oahu, 3950 arrivals on Maui, 1735 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1586 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Friday - January 21, 2022
  • Today, January 21st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 4,473 new positive cases. There are 507 new cases on Hawaii Island, 262 on Kauai, 3123 on Oahu, 461 on Maui, 33 on Lanai, 17 on Molokai, and 70 out of state for a cumulative total of 195151 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 138140; Maui: 22659; Lanai: 427; Molokai: 785; Kauai: 7977; Hawaii island: 20563; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4600; and cases pending, 0. 1137 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 58521 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.5% as of January 21, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 20th, a total of 20,870 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,906 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,025 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6671 arrivals on Oahu, 3901 arrivals on Maui, 1749 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1585 arrivals on Kauai.  
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, greatly decreased in output starting yesterday midday to early this morning. After about 4 a.m. HST this morning, the eruption output began to increase. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Thursday - January 20, 2022
  • Today, January 20th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 5,911 new positive cases. There are 567 new cases on Hawaii Island, 276 on Kauai, 3901 on Oahu, 996 on Maui, 28 on Lanai, 43 on Molokai, and 100 out of state for a cumulative total of 190678 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 135017; Maui: 22198; Lanai: 394; Molokai: 768; Kauai: 7715; Hawaii island: 20056; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4530; and cases pending, 0. 1135 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 57708 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.4% as of January 20, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 19th, a total of 18,459 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,652 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,539 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5533 arrivals on Oahu, 3317 arrivals on Maui, 1421 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1381 arrivals on Kauai. 
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Wednesday - January 19, 2022
  • Today, January 19th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,929 new positive cases. There are 240 new cases on Hawaii Island, 198 on Kauai, 3026 on Oahu, 397 on Maui, 17 on Lanai, 20 on Molokai, and 31 out of state for a cumulative total of 184767 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 131116; Maui: 21202; Lanai: 366; Molokai: 725; Kauai: 7439; Hawaii island: 19489; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4430; and cases pending, 0. 1126 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, there have been 56558 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.3% as of January 19, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 18th, a total of 17,509 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 9,663 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,763 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4379 arrivals on Oahu, 2699 arrivals on Maui, 1517 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1068 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, resumed at approximately 10:45 a.m. HST yesterday, January 18, following a multiday pause. All lava activity is confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Tuesday - January 18, 2022
  • Today, January 18th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 6,252 new positive cases; that's the highest number of new cases ever reported in Hawaii. There are 834 new cases on Hawaii Island, 547 on Kauai, 3949 on Oahu, 816 on Maui, 10 on Lanai, 24 on Molokai, and 72 out of state for a cumulative total of 180838 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 128090; Maui: 20805; Lanai: 349; Molokai: 705; Kauai: 7241; Hawaii island: 19249; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4399; and cases pending, 0. 1126 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5434 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 55651 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.3% as of January 18, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 17th, a total of 19,041 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,055 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,739 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 4484 arrivals on Oahu, 3006 arrivals on Maui, 1479 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1086 arrivals on Kauai. 
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, remains paused. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Monday - January 17, 2022
  • Today, January 17th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 4,700 new positive cases. There are 254 new cases on Hawaii Island, 181 on Kauai, 3679 on Oahu, 495 on Maui, 5 on Lanai, 23 on Molokai, and 63 out of state for a cumulative total of 174586 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 124141; Maui: 19989; Lanai: 339; Molokai: 681; Kauai: 6694; Hawaii island: 18415; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4327; and cases pending, 0. 1126 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5434 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 50944 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.2% as of January 17, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 16th, a total of 22,221 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,754 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,676 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5994 arrivals on Oahu, 4433 arrivals on Maui, 1855 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1472 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 6051563 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2650306 travelers to Oahu, 2014511 travelers to Maui, 827749 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 559021 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, remains paused. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Sunday - January 16, 2022
  • Today, January 16th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,878 new positive cases. There are 585 new cases on Hawaii Island, 230 on Kauai, 2285 on Oahu, 700 on Maui, 28 on Lanai, 28 on Molokai, and 22 out of state for a cumulative total of 169886 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 120462; Maui: 19494; Lanai: 334; Molokai: 658; Kauai: 6513; Hawaii island: 18161; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4264; and cases pending, 0. 1126 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5428 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 48849 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.1% as of January 16, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 15th, a total of 27,835 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 19,240 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,231 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 8056 arrivals on Oahu, 5769 arrivals on Maui, 2998 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2417 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has entered another pause. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.

Week of January 9th - January 15th

Updates for Saturday - January 15, 2022
  • Today, January 15th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 5,977 new positive cases; that's the highest number of new cases ever reported in Hawaii. There are 720 new cases on Hawaii Island, 266 on Kauai, 3985 on Oahu, 913 on Maui, 20 on Lanai, 23 on Molokai, and 50 out of state for a cumulative total of 166008 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 118177; Maui: 18794; Lanai: 306; Molokai: 630; Kauai: 6283; Hawaii island: 17576; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4242; and cases pending, 0. 1123 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5419 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 47823 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.1% as of January 15, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 14th, a total of 26,786 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 17,516 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,227 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7956 arrivals on Oahu, 5298 arrivals on Maui, 2318 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1944 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Friday - January 14, 2022
  • Today, January 14th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,099 new positive cases. There are 97 new cases on Hawaii Island, 31 on Kauai, 2564 on Oahu, 322 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 14 on Molokai, and 71 out of state for a cumulative total of 160031 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 114192; Maui: 17881; Lanai: 286; Molokai: 607; Kauai: 6017; Hawaii island: 16856; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4192; and cases pending, 0. 1117 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5408 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 44914 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.1% as of January 14, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 13th, a total of 25,187 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 17,478 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,983 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 8167 arrivals on Oahu, 5080 arrivals on Maui, 2283 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1948 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Thursday - January 13, 2022
  • Today, January 13th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,392 new positive cases. There are 162 new cases on Hawaii Island, 201 on Kauai, 2443 on Oahu, 522 on Maui, 7 on Lanai, 16 on Molokai, and 41 out of state for a cumulative total of 156932 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 111628; Maui: 17559; Lanai: 286; Molokai: 593; Kauai: 5986; Hawaii island: 16759; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4121; and cases pending, 0. 1114 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5387 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 45116 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75.1% as of January 13, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 12th, a total of 22,875 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,134 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,537 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 7131 arrivals on Oahu, 4637 arrivals on Maui, 1815 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1551 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, continued over the past 24 hrs. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Wednesday - January 12, 2022
  • Today, January 12th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,512 new positive cases. There are 290 new cases on Hawaii Island, 158 on Kauai, 2612 on Oahu, 373 on Maui, 8 on Lanai, 19 on Molokai, and 52 out of state for a cumulative total of 153540 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 109185; Maui: 17037; Lanai: 279; Molokai: 577; Kauai: 5785; Hawaii island: 16597; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4080; and cases pending, 0. 1110 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5384 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 45328 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 75% as of January 12, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 11th, a total of 19,939 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,380 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,533 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5470 arrivals on Oahu, 3021 arrivals on Maui, 1713 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1176 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, resumed at approximately 6:40 p.m. yesterday, January 11, following a short pause. All lava activity is confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Tuesday - January 11, 2022
  • Today, January 11th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 2,929 new positive cases. There are 208 new cases on Hawaii Island, 180 on Kauai, 1999 on Oahu, 496 on Maui, 7 on Lanai, 21 on Molokai, and 18 out of state for a cumulative total of 150028 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 106573; Maui: 16664; Lanai: 271; Molokai: 558; Kauai: 5627; Hawaii island: 16307; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4028; and cases pending, 0. 1105 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5376 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 43722 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.9% as of January 11, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 10th, a total of 20,841 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,862 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,039 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5560 arrivals on Oahu, 3440 arrivals on Maui, 1504 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1358 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has entered into another paused. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Monday - January 10, 2022
  • Today, January 10th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 3,875 new positive cases. There are 348 new cases on Hawaii Island, 134 on Kauai, 2761 on Oahu, 564 on Maui, 9 on Lanai, 11 on Molokai, and 48 out of state for a cumulative total of 147099 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 104574; Maui: 16168; Lanai: 264; Molokai: 537; Kauai: 5447; Hawaii island: 16099; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 4010; and cases pending, 0. 1105 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5376 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 41725 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.8% as of January 10, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 9th, a total of 24,971 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,191 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,811 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 5832 arrivals on Oahu, 3912 arrivals on Maui, 1859 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1588 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.
Updates for Sunday - January 9, 2022
  • Today, January 9th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 4,578 new positive cases. There are 364 new cases on Hawaii Island, 226 on Kauai, 3212 on Oahu, 679 on Maui, 8 on Lanai, 20 on Molokai, and 69 out of state for a cumulative total of 143224 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 101813; Maui: 15604; Lanai: 255; Molokai: 526; Kauai: 5313; Hawaii island: 15751; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 3962; and cases pending, 0. 1105 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 5370 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 39071 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Travelers can use our Trusted Partners page to find the latest U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or view the international partners. We will continue to monitor for new partners, but will no longer announce them here.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 74.7% as of January 9, 2022.
  • Yesterday, January 8th, a total of 26,729 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 17,513 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,708 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 6889 arrivals on Oahu, 5711 arrivals on Maui, 2677 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2236 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 5935144 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2597488 travelers to Oahu, 1979827 travelers to Maui, 811784 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 546069 travelers to Kauai.
  • Big Island Eruption Summary: The summit eruption of Kīlauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, has continued over the past 24 hours. All recent lava activity has been confined to the crater, and there are no indications of activity migrating elsewhere on Kīlauea.

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