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Week of March 14th - March 20th

Updates for Saturday - March 20, 2021
  • Today, March 20th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 87 new positive cases. There are 9 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 54 on Oahu, 22 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,694 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,522; Maui: 2,586; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 30; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,370; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 891; and cases pending, 0. 453 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,948 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 826 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 19th, a total of 20,714 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,733 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1762 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 6041 arrivals on Oahu, 6030 arrivals on Maui, 2394 arrivals on the Big Island, and 268 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - March 19, 2021
  • Yesterday, March 18th, a total of 19,516 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,281 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,569 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 5,966 arrivals on Oahu, 4,936 arrivals on Maui, 2,199 arrivals on the Big Island, and 180 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Today, March 19th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 99 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 49 on Oahu, 37 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,608 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,468; Maui: 2,564; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 30; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,361; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 890; and cases pending, 0. 452 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,947 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 823 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Thursday - March 18, 2021
  • Yesterday, March 17th, a total of 16,770 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,848 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,702 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 4,588 arrivals on Oahu, 4,500 arrivals on Maui, 1,639 arrivals on the Big Island, and 121 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Today, March 18th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 88 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, -1 on Kauai, 39 on Oahu, 39 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 2 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,509 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,419; Maui: 2,527; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 30; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,354; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 884; and cases pending, 0. 451 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,943 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 781 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Wednesday - March 17, 2021
  • Today, March 17th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 69 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 38 on Oahu, 23 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,421 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,380; Maui: 2,488; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 28; Kauai: 187; Hawaii island: 2,347; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 882; and cases pending, 0. 451 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,940 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 753 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 16th, a total of 13,360 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,979 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,599 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 3,404 arrivals on Oahu, 3,133 arrivals on Maui, 1,421 arrivals on the Big Island, and 21 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - March 16, 2021
  • Today, March 16th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 48 new positive cases. There are 8 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 29 on Oahu, 7 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,352 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,342; Maui: 2,465; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 28; Kauai: 187; Hawaii island: 2,343; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 879; and cases pending, 0. 451 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,934 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 709 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 15th, a total of 15,205 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 9,670 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,533 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 4,362 arrivals on Oahu, 3,862 arrivals on Maui, 1,362 arrivals on the Big Island, and 84 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 540,535 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 293631 travelers to Oahu, 313,935 travelers to Maui, 122,824 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 30,192 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Monday - March 15, 2021
  • Today, March 15th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 46 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 22 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 28305 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22313; Maui: 2458; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 28; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2335; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 877; and cases pending, 0. 451 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1932 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 693 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 14th, a total of 15,607 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,261 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,661 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 4,173 arrivals on Oahu, 4,192 arrivals on Maui, 1,818 arrivals on the Big Island, and 78 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 540,535 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 289,269 travelers to Oahu, 310,073 travelers to Maui, 121,462 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 30,108 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Sunday - March 14, 2021
  • Today, March 14th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 51 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 28 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,259 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,291; Maui: 2,443; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 28; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,328; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 875; and cases pending, 0. 451 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,929 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 675 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 13th, a total of 21,433 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,963 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,050 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 6,648 arrivals on Oahu, 6,446 arrivals on Maui, 2,647 arrivals on the Big Island, and 222 arrivals on Kauai.

Week of March 7th - March 13th

Updates for Saturday - March 13, 2021
  • Today, March 13th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 64 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 33 on Oahu, 22 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,208 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,263; Maui: 2,425; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 28; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,324; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 874; and cases pending, 0. 450 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,927 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 683 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 12th, a total of 19,063 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,425 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,116 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 5,405 arrivals on Oahu, 5,658 arrivals on Maui, 2,183 arrivals on the Big Island, and 179 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - March 12, 2021
  • Today, March 12th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 66 new positive cases. There are 15 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 28 on Oahu, 20 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,145 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,230; Maui: 2,403; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 28; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,317; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 873; and cases pending, 0. 449 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,922 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 689 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 11th, a total of 17,994 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,013 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1075 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 5,499 arrivals on Oahu, 4,473 arrivals on Maui, 1,960 arrivals on the Big Island, and 81 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Thursday - March 11, 2021
  • Today, March 11th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 60 new positive cases. There are 8 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 28 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 4 out of state for a cumulative total of 28081 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22202; Maui: 2383; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2302; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 873; and cases pending, 0. 448 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1914 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 665 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 10th, a total of 14,464 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 8,976 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,323 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 3,831 arrivals on Oahu, 3,688 arrivals on Maui, 1,381 arrivals on the Big Island, and 76 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Wednesday - March 10, 2021
  • Today, March 10th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 48 new positive cases. There are 5 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 27 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 28,023 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,174; Maui: 2,365; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,294; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 869; and cases pending, 0. 448 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,914 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 653 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 9th, a total of 10,199 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,774 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,277 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 2,333 arrivals on Oahu, 2,339 arrivals on Maui, 1,077 arrivals on the Big Island, and 25 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - March 9, 2021
  • Today, March 9th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 42 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 16 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,977 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,147; Maui: 2,356; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,289; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 864; and cases pending, 0. 445 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,905 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 645 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 8th, a total of 12,138 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,316 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,501 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 3,068 arrivals on Oahu, 3,076 arrivals on Maui, 1,090 arrivals on the Big Island, and 82 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Monday - March 8, 2021
  • Today, March 8th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 45 new positive cases. There are 10 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 20 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,935 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,131; Maui: 2,338; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,282; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 863; and cases pending, 0. 445 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,904 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 648 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 7th, a total of 7,203 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,034 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 877 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 1528 arrivals on Oahu, 1,777 arrivals on Maui, 716 arrivals on the Big Island, and 13 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Sunday - March 7, 2021
  • Today, March 7th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 53 new positive cases. There are 8 new cases on Hawaii Island, 2 on Kauai, 25 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,891 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,111; Maui: 2,327; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 186; Hawaii island: 2,272; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 860; and cases pending, 0. 445 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,902 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 658 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 6th, a total of 10,868 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,034 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 909 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 2,267 arrivals on Oahu, 3,284 arrivals on Maui, 1,403 arrivals on the Big Island, and 80 arrivals on Kauai.

Week of February 28th - March 6th

Updates for Saturday - March 6, 2021
  • Today, March 6th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 87 new positive cases. There are 8 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 31 on Oahu, 42 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 4 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,838 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,086; Maui: 2,315; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 184; Hawaii island: 2,264; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 854; and cases pending, 0. 444 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,898 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 674 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 5th, a total of 9,292 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,411 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 965 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 1,894 arrivals on Oahu, 2,542 arrivals on Maui, 949 arrivals on the Big Island, and 26 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - March 5, 2021
  • Today, March 5th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 54 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 29 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,753 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,055; Maui: 2,273; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 184; Hawaii island: 2,256; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 850; and cases pending, 0. 443 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1893 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 639 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 4th, a total of 15,546 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,061 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,159 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 4,507 arrivals on Oahu, 3,819 arrivals on Maui, 1,617 arrivals on the Big Island, and 118 arrivals on Kauai.
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Updates for Thursday - March 4, 2021
  • Today, March 4th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 60 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 35 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 4 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,699 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 22,026; Maui: 2,255; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 184; Hawaii island: 2,252; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 847; and cases pending, 0. 441 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,891 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 635 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 3rd, a total of 12,027 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,556 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,103 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 3,253 arrivals on Oahu, 3,157 arrivals on Maui, 1,092 arrivals on the Big Island, and 54 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Wednesday - March 3, 2021
  • Today, March 3rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 20 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 7 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,640 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,991; Maui: 2,240; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,248; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 843; and cases pending, 0. 441 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,885 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 640 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 2nd, a total of 9,284 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,376 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,140 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 2,257 arrivals on Oahu, 2,152 arrivals on Maui, 926 arrivals on the Big Island, and 41 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - March 2, 2021
  • Today, March 2nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 35 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 18 on Oahu, 13 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,623 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,984; Maui: 2,231; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 182; Hawaii island: 2,248; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 843; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,875 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 647 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, March 1st, a total of 11,865 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,809 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,468 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 2,948 arrivals on Oahu, 2,742 arrivals on Maui, 1,032 arrivals on the Big Island, and 87 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Monday- March 1, 2021
  • Today, March 1st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 29 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 17 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,588 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,966; Maui: 2,218; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,245; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 841; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,873 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 630 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 28th, a total of 10,501 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,967 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,616 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 2,316 arrivals on Oahu, 2,543 arrivals on Maui, 1,044 arrivals on the Big Island, and 64 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 540,535 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 203,473 travelers to Oahu, 222,748 travelers to Maui, 86,353 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 27,966 travelers to Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday- February 28, 2021
  • Today, February 28th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 60 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 36 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,559 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,949; Maui: 2,210; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,244; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 838; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,869 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 636 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 27th, a total of 12,388 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,944 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,122 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 2,783 arrivals on Oahu, 3,482 arrivals on Maui, 1536 arrivals on the Big Island, and 143 arrivals on Kauai.

Week of February 21st - February 27th

Updates for Saturday - February 27, 2021
  • Today, February 27th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 106 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 21 on Oahu, 75 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,503 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,913; Maui: 2,196; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,240; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 836; and cases pending, 0. 439 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,865 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 623 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 26th, a total of 11016 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6854 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1046 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 2616 arrivals on Oahu, 2995 arrivals on Maui, 1119 arrivals on the Big Island, and 124 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - February 26, 2021
  • Today, February 26th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 44 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 23 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,399 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,892; Maui: 2,121; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 183; Hawaii island: 2,237; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 831; and cases pending, 0. 437 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,862 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 613 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 25th, a total of 12,398 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,417 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,250 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 3,423 arrivals on Oahu, 2,752 arrivals on Maui, 1,161 arrivals on the Big Island, and 81 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - February 25, 2021
  • Today, February 25th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 45 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 24 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,358 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,869; Maui: 2,106; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 182; Hawaii island: 2,237; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 829; and cases pending, 0. 435 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,858 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 634 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 24th, a total of 10,561 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,309 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,150 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 2,716 arrivals on Oahu, 2,613 arrivals on Maui, 936 arrivals on the Big Island, and 44 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - February 24, 2021
  • From February 18th until February 24th - due to ongoing storm events across the nation, Hawaii's Safe Travels Program will temporarily be accepting valid test results within a timeframe of 96 hours (four days) instead of the regular 72 hours (three days). This applies only to travelers arriving from the U.S. mainland. The protocols will return to normal on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Acceptable tests must continue to be from a Trusted Testing Partner, the correct type, and results must have been received prior to boarding.
  • Today, February 24th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 50 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 16 on Oahu, 24 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,320 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,845; Maui: 2,095; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 182; Hawaii island: 2,236; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 827; and cases pending, 0. 435 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,848 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 684 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 23rd, a total of 8,394 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,563 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,271 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 1,818 arrivals on Oahu, 1,911 arrivals on Maui, 796 arrivals on the Big Island, and 38 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - February 23, 2021
  • Today, February 23rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 47 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 27 on Oahu, 17 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,270 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,829; Maui: 2,071; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 181; Hawaii island: 2,234; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 820; and cases pending, 0. 431 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,840 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 693 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 22nd, a total of 10,140 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,379 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,598 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 2,221 arrivals on Oahu, 2,285 arrivals on Maui, 831 arrivals on the Big Island, and 42 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - February 22, 2021
  • Today, February 22nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 52 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 19 on Oahu, 27 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,223 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,802; Maui: 2,054; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 181; Hawaii island: 2,234; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 817; and cases pending, 0. 431 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,832 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 683 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 21st, a total of 9,733 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,534 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,381 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 2,065 arrivals on Oahu, 2,520 arrivals on Maui, 891 arrivals on the Big Island, and 58 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - February 21, 2021
  • Today, February 21st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 68 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 32 on Oahu, 28 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,174 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,783; Maui: 2,027; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,232; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 817; and cases pending, 0. 431 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,832 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 664 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 20th, a total of 12,729 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 8,164 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,115 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 2,864 arrivals on Oahu, 3,689 arrivals on Maui, 1,500 arrivals on the Big Island, and 111 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of February 14th - February 20th

Updates for Saturday - February 20, 2021
  • Today, February 20th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 59 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 35 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,107 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,751; Maui: 1,999; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,228; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 814; and cases pending, 0. 430 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1830 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 668 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 19th, a total of 11,815 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,188 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,180 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 2,694 arrivals on Oahu, 3,294 arrivals on Maui, 1,137 arrivals on the Big Island, and 63 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - February 19, 2021
  • Today, February 19th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 50 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 21 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 4 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,048 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,716; Maui: 1,987; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,226; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 804; and cases pending, 0. 430 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,815 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 722 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 18th, a total of 11,988 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,337 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1078 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 3,353 arrivals on Oahu, 2,658 arrivals on Maui, 1,258 arrivals on the Big Island, and 68 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - February 18, 2021
  • Today, February 18th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 67 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 45 on Oahu, 6 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 27,000 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,695; Maui: 1,966; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 180; Hawaii island: 2,224; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 800; and cases pending, 0. 428 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,806 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 769 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 17th, a total of 9,885 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,932 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,046 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 2,431 arrivals on Oahu, 2,504 arrivals on Maui, 949 arrivals on the Big Island, and 48 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - February 17, 2021
  • Today, February 17th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 29 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 17 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, -1 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,935 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,650; Maui: 1,960; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 26; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,217; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 795; and cases pending, 0. 427 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,804 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 810 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 16th, a total of 8,900 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,905 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,230 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 1,967 arrivals on Oahu, 2,013 arrivals on Maui, 887 arrivals on the Big Island, and 38 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - February 16, 2021
  • Today, February 16th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 17 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 13 on Oahu, 3 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,906 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21633; Maui: 1,950; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,216; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 793; and cases pending, 0. 426 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,800 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 850 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 15th, a total of 11,591 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,870 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,484 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 2,918 arrivals on Oahu, 2,721 arrivals on Maui, 1,173 arrivals on the Big Island, and 58 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - February 15, 2021
  • CLEAR (beginning February 18, 2021) and DLS Guam were both added to the domestic U.S. Trusted Partners list on 02/15/21. Bartell Drugs was removed from the list. Several International partners for Japan were also added/removed and we have updated the list accordingly.
  • Today, February 15th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 35 new positive cases. There are 0 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 23 on Oahu, 7 on Maui, -90 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,889 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,620; Maui: 1,947; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 27; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,216; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 792; and cases pending, 0. 426 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,800 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 895 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 14th, a total of 14,265 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 9,435 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,029 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 4,334 arrivals on Oahu, 3,461 arrivals on Maui, 1,576 arrivals on the Big Island, and 64 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - February 14, 2021
  • Today, February 14th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 48 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 36 on Oahu, 4 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,856 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,597; Maui: 1,940; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 26; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,216; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 790; and cases pending, 0. 426 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,796 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 949 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 13th, a total of 16,321 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,983 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 899 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 4,688 arrivals on Oahu, 5,035 arrivals on Maui, 2,069 arrivals on the Big Island, and 191 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of February 7th - February 13th

Updates for Saturday - February 13, 2021
  • Today, February 13th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 71 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 46 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, -1 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,810 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,561; Maui: 1,936; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 26; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,213; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 787; and cases pending, 0. 425 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,792 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 983 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 12th, a total of 16,049 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,450 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 873 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 4,486 arrivals on Oahu, 4,904 arrivals on Maui, 1,937 arrivals on the Big Island, and 123 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - February 12, 2021
  • Today, February 12th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 70 new positive cases. There are 5 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 31 on Oahu, 25 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,743 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,515; Maui: 1,926; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 26; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,211; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 777; and cases pending, 0. 425 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,779 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,034 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 11th, a total of 14,265 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 9,435 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,029 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 4,334 arrivals on Oahu, 3,461 arrivals on Maui, 1,576 arrivals on the Big Island, and 64 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - February 11, 2021
  • According to Honolulu Civil Beat, the proposal to scrap Kauai's two-test protocol for arriving travelers recently won preliminary approval in two House committees. The measure, introduced by House Speaker Scott Saiki, would prevent Kauai from requiring the extra test to travelers and create a more uniform, statewide, approach to Hawaii Safe Travels. We're continuing to monitor this story closely and will provide updates as they are available to us.
  • Today, February 11th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 95 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 61 on Oahu, 19 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,675 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,484; Maui: 1,901; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 26; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,206; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 770; and cases pending, 0. 424 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,775 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,078 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 10th, a total of 11,892 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,641 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,222 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 3,250 arrivals on Oahu, 3,189 arrivals on Maui, 1,158 arrivals on the Big Island, and 44 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - February 10, 2021
  • Today, February 10th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 56 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 40 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,584 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,423; Maui: 1,882; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,203; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 763; and cases pending, 0. 423 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,766 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,085 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 9th, a total of 8,551 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,558 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,409 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 1,760 arrivals on Oahu, 1,916 arrivals on Maui, 857 arrivals on the Big Island, and 25 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - February 9, 2021
  • Today, February 9th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 37 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 22 on Oahu, 3 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,531 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,383; Maui: 1,873; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,201; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 761; and cases pending, 0. 418 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,752 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,127 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 8th, a total of 8,874 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,669 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,507 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 1,708 arrivals on Oahu, 2,136 arrivals on Maui, 800 arrivals on the Big Island, and 25 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - February 8, 2021
  • Today, February 8th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 33 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 20 on Oahu, 7 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,500 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,361; Maui: 1,870; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,198; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 758; and cases pending, 0. 418 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,751 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,165 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 7th, a total of 7,170 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,014 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 876 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 1,522 arrivals on Oahu, 1,768 arrivals on Maui, 711 arrivals on the Big Island, and 13 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - February 7, 2021
  • Today, February 7th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 75 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 52 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,468 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,341; Maui: 1863; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,195; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 756; and cases pending, 0. 418 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,749 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,247 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 6th, a total of 10,864 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,034 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 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 2,273 arrivals on Oahu, 3,284 arrivals on Maui, 1,397 arrivals on the Big Island, and 80 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of January 31st - February 6th

Updates for Saturday - February 6, 2021
  • Today, February 6th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 108 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 85 on Oahu, 16 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,393 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,289; Maui: 1,849; Lanai: 109; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,188; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 754; and cases pending, 0. 416 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,745 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,318 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 5th, a total of 9,285 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,409 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 965 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 1,894 arrivals on Oahu, 2,542 arrivals on Maui, 947 arrivals on the Big Island, and 26 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - February 5, 2021
  • Today, February 5th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 101 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 63 on Oahu, 24 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 8 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,286 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,204; Maui: 1,833; Lanai: 108; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,187; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 751; and cases pending, 0. 416 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,732 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,342 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 4th, a total of 9,411 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,472 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 925 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 2,368 arrivals on Oahu, 2,130 arrivals on Maui, 911 arrivals on the Big Island, and 63 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - February 4, 2021
  • A survey conducted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority has found that visitors to the islands between late December and early January were pleased despite limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A majority of visitors who traveled to Hawaii from the continental U.S. said their pre-travel testing through the Hawaii Safe Travels program went smoothly. Nearly 90% of visitors surveyed reported their visits were "excellent." Read more of this story in the Star-Advertiser.
  • Today, February 4th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 107 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, -1 on Kauai, 79 on Oahu, 16 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,187 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,141; Maui: 1,809; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,184; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 743; and cases pending, 0. 416 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,724 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,374 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 3rd, a total of 7,709 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,552 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 764 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 1,739 arrivals on Oahu, 2,000 arrivals on Maui, 791 arrivals on the Big Island, and 22 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - February 3, 2021
  • Today, February 3rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 74 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 41 on Oahu, 23 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,081 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,062; Maui: 1,793; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,177; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 738; and cases pending, 0. 414 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,713 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,383 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 2nd, a total of 6,286 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,219 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 773 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 1,191 arrivals on Oahu, 1,462 arrivals on Maui, 544 arrivals on the Big Island, and 22 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - February 2, 2021
  • Today, February 2nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 64 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 41 on Oahu, 17 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 26,007 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 21,021; Maui: 1,770; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,173; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 732; and cases pending, 0. 410 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,703 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,384 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, February 1st, a total of 8,542 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,347 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,109 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 1,676 arrivals on Oahu, 1,952 arrivals on Maui, 685 arrivals on the Big Island, and 34 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - February 1, 2021
  • Today, February 1st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 90 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 57 on Oahu, 19 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,943 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,980; Maui: 1,753; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 179; Hawaii island: 2,169; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 730; and cases pending, 0. 410 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,699 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,382 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 31st, a total of 6,997 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,432 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,155 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 1,416 arrivals on Oahu, 1,523 arrivals on Maui, 485 arrivals on the Big Island, and 8 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • While not COVID-19 related, it is pertinent to Hawai travel so we're sharing this news here. Entrance and parking fees are coming soon for Wai'anapanapa State Park on the Road to Hana. Read more about this story in the Maui News.
Updates for Sunday - January 31, 2021
  • Today, January 31st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 82 new positive cases. There are 11 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 59 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 4 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,853 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,923; Maui: 1734; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,162; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 724; and cases pending, 0. 410 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,696 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,412 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 30th, a total of 9,039 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,205 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,028 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 1,685 arrivals on Oahu, 2,426 arrivals on Maui, 1,022 arrivals on the Big Island, and 72 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of January 24th - January 30th

Updates for Saturday - January 30, 2021
  • According to the Star-Advertiser, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green seeks looser rules for vaccinated travelers. In a memo Thursday to Governor David Ige, the four-county mayors, and other leaders, Green set out a proposal for updating Hawaii's COVID-19 policies as early as February 15th.
  • There was an interesting article in Forbes yesterday, entitled: "Traveling To Hawaii Could Get More Expensive With a New Tourist Tax." Hawaii's economy has suffered greatly at the hand of the pandemic, so any extra cash that can be made is no doubt appealing to lawmakers.
  • Today, January 30th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 116 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 82 on Oahu, 20 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,771 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,864; Maui: 1726; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,151; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 720; and cases pending, 0. 407 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,694 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,456 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 29th, a total of 7,277 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,986 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 820 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 1,488 arrivals on Oahu, 1,899 arrivals on Maui, 561 arrivals on the Big Island, and 38 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - January 29, 2021
  • Hawaii's visitor industry continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, visitor arrivals dropped 75.2 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority's (HTA) Tourism Research Division.
  • Today, January 29th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 115 new positive cases. There are 5 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 75 on Oahu, 24 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 11 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,656 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,782; Maui: 1706; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,144; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 714; and cases pending, 0. 407 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,683 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,501 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 28th, a total of 8,737 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,760 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 988 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 2,096 arrivals on Oahu, 1,811 arrivals on Maui, 811 arrivals on the Big Island, and 42 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Guide of US Hawaii was recently interviewed by the Washington Post about COVID-19 and how it has affected Hawaii in a new article by Hannah Sampson entitled: 'Hawaii wants tourists. Tourists want Hawaii. But the rules are complicated.' Read the full story here.
Updates for Thursday - January 28, 2021
  • Hawaii's visitor industry continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, visitor arrivals dropped 75.2 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority's (HTA) Tourism Research Division.
  • Today, January 28th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 100 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 65 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,541 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,707; Maui: 1,682; Lanai: 107; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,139; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 703; and cases pending, 0. 406 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,684 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,539 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 27th, a total of 6,605 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,404 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 804 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 1,322 arrivals on Oahu, 1,526 arrivals on Maui, 536 arrivals on the Big Island, and 20 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - January 27, 2021
  • Beginning February 1st, United Airlines Hawaii-bound passengers with a valid and negative COVID-19 test can show results before boarding. This 'pre-clear' option, which joins Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines, saves time and helps avoid additional document screening upon arrival. Participating passengers will receive a Pre-Clear wristband after verification of documents before boarding their flight to Hawaii. It will be available for passengers on United's 110 weekly flights to Hawaii. Read more at Beat of Hawaii. We should also note that upon arrival on the Big Island, visitors may be subject to an additional free on-site rapid COVID test. The 'Pre-Clear' process does not circumvent that. Additionally, Kauai is not participating in this program due to the island's unique travel restrictions.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since January 25th. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since January 25th. No additional international partners have been added since January 27th. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Today, January 27th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 103 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 64 on Oahu, 27 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,442 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,642; Maui: 1,661; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,132; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 698; and cases pending, 0. 404 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,673 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,613 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 26th, a total of 4,976 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,194 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 825 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 845 arrivals on Oahu, 987 arrivals on Maui, 348 arrivals on the Big Island, and 14 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Starting Friday, February 5th, travelers from South Korea may bypass the State of Hawaii's mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Korea. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure, and the test result must be negative.
Updates for Tuesday - January 26, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since January 25th. UC San Diego Health was removed from the trans-Pacific partner's list, we suspect for the final time. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since January 25th, when Costco/AZOVA was added to the inter-county partner's list. No additional international partners have been added since December 9, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Today, January 26th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 71 new positive cases. There is 1 new case on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 54 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,339 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,578; Maui: 1,634; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,129; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 689; and cases pending, 0. 401 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,669 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,612 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 25th, a total of 6,166 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,737 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,104 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 1,079 arrivals on Oahu, 1,184 arrivals on Maui, 456 arrivals on the Big Island, and 18 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - January 25, 2021
  • Today, January 25th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 153 new positive cases. There are 6 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 88 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,275 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,524; Maui: 1,626; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 178; Hawaii island: 2,128; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 688; and cases pending, 0. 342 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,664 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,656 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 24th, a total of 5,926 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,861 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 947 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 903 arrivals on Oahu, 1,348 arrivals on Maui, 596 arrivals on the Big Island, and 14 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - January 24, 2021
  • Today, January 24th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 153 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 102 on Oahu, 34 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 8 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,154 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,436; Maui: 1,605; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 177; Hawaii island: 2,122; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 683; and cases pending, 0. 342 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,660 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,700 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 23rd, a total of 8,316 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,877 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 897 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 1,531 arrivals on Oahu, 2,337 arrivals on Maui, 977 arrivals on the Big Island, and 32 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of January 17th - January 23rd

Updates for Saturday - January 23, 2021
  • Today, January 23rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 134 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 104 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 25,003 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,334; Maui: 1,571; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 177; Hawaii island: 2,115; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 675; and cases pending, 0. 336 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,657 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,736 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Effective January 26, 2021, the following CDC Order will go into effect. For international travelers coming to the State of Hawaii, only tests from Trusted Testing Partners will be accepted for purposes of bypassing the State's 10-day traveler quarantine.
  • Yesterday, January 22nd, a total of 7,468 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,929 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 973 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 1,413 arrivals on Oahu, 1,912 arrivals on Maui, 582 arrivals on the Big Island, and 22 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - January 22, 2021
  • Today, January 22nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 132 new positive cases. There are 5 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 97 on Oahu, 19 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 24,870 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,230; Maui: 1550; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 177; Hawaii island: 2,113; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 669; and cases pending, 0. 332 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,647 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,838 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 21st, a total of 8,198 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,259 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,030 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 1,863 arrivals on Oahu, 1,728 arrivals on Maui, 643 arrivals on the Big Island, and 25 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - January 21, 2021
  • Beginning today, January 21st, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they have now joined Alaska Airlines in pre-clearing Hawaii travelers at select locations on the U.S. mainland. This new approach allows those visitors participating, who have a negative test, to bypass all COVID screening protocols on arrival within Hawaii. According to Beat of Hawaii, the Hawaiian Airlines 'Pre-Clear Program' began last week at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and, starting January 29th, the program will expand to Boston, JFK, Long Beach, and Phoenix locations as well. Hawaiian Airlines' other domestic U.S. gateways will join the program next month in February.
    • After verification of documents, guests participating in the 'pre-clear' program will receive a wristband before boarding. The following is what those travelers who take part need to do:
      1. Create a Safe Travels account for each adult and add all flight and lodging information.
      2. Complete the mandatory Safe Travels health questionnaire.
      3. Upload a negative test result in PDF format from an approved testing partner to Safe Travels. The airline is recommending guests also carry a printed copy of the negative results.
    • Hawaiian Airlines has also said that "Travelers whose negative COVID-19 test results are not uploaded to the Safe Travels app prior to departure or not made available during screening will be required to sign the state of Hawaii's 10-day self-quarantine agreement."
  • Beginning February 1st, the Kauai Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) 'Resort Bubble' program will be expanding to include two additional properties: The Point at Poipu and Hanalei Bay Resort. We also want to remind all Kauai travelers that if you stay three nights on another island before departing for Kauai, then take an inter-county pre-travel test, upload your test results to the state's Safe Travels website/program, and then subsequently travel to Kauai, you will not be subject to any quarantine. Remember also that all Kauai travelers must be "Be physically present in the State of Hawaii for more than 72 hours before flying to Kauai to qualify as an inter-island traveler." This program continues to be the best choice, in our opinion, for travelers who are willing to first spend three or more nights on Maui, Oahu, or the Big Island first. Remember, you cannot travel from the mainland or internationally and take part in this program. The only option for domestic and international travelers flying directly to Kauai is the EMQ 'Resort Bubble' program.
  • On 01/21/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 119 new positive cases. There are 16 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 66 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 24,739 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,133; Maui: 1,531; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 176; Hawaii island: 2,108; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 660; and cases pending, 0. 328 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,642 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,953 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 20th, a total of 6,843 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,406 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,015 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 1,363 arrivals on Oahu, 1,542 arrivals on Maui, 476 arrivals on the Big Island, and 25 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - January 20, 2021
  • On 01/20/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 75 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 49 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 24,620 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,067; Maui: 1,501; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 176; Hawaii island: 2,092; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 653; and cases pending, 0. 325 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,620 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,127 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 19th, a total of 5,507 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,073 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,162 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 832 arrivals on Oahu, 789 arrivals on Maui, 443 arrivals on the Big Island, and 9 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - January 19, 2021
  • On 01/19/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 65 new positive cases. There are 6 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 44 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 24,546 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 20,018; Maui: 1,487; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 175; Hawaii island: 2,088; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 647; and cases pending, 0. 324 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,617 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,184 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 18th, a total of 7,365 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,161 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,498 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 1,276 arrivals on Oahu, 1,356 arrivals on Maui, 511 arrivals on the Big Island, and 18 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - January 18, 2021
  • On 01/18/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 129 new positive cases. There are 9 new cases on Hawaii Island, 2 on Kauai, 83 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 14 out of state for a cumulative total of 24482 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19974; Maui: 1478; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 175; Hawaii island: 2082; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 642; and cases pending, 0. 322 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1614 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2232 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 17th, a total of 6,770 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,276 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,157 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 1,176 arrivals on Oahu, 1,625 arrivals on Maui, 466 arrivals on the Big Island, and 9 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - January 17, 2021
  • On 01/17/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 132 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 86 on Oahu, 27 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 24,353 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,891; Maui: 1,457; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 173; Hawaii island: 2,073; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 628; and cases pending, 0. 322 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,611 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,191 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 16th, a total of 9,819 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,707 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,107 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 1,699 arrivals on Oahu, 2,829 arrivals on Maui, 1,147 arrivals on the Big Island, and 32 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of January 10th - January 16th

Updates for Saturday - January 16, 2021
  • Effective January 19, 2021, Governor Ige has approved Maui Mayor Victorino's request for the mandatory contact tracing requirement for all travelers from both the mainland and interisland to Maui. All travelers to Maui, beginning January 19th, must download the AlohaSafe Alert App on their mobile phone. Failure to do so will result in mandatory 10-day quarantine. See our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page and the Maui Special Notice section for additional information.
  • On 01/16/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 150 new positive cases. There are 11 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 114 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 24,223 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,805; Maui: 1,430; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 172; Hawaii island: 2,066; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 619; and cases pending, 0. 320 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,604 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,190 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 15th, a total of 8,973 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,857 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,050 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 1,758 arrivals on Oahu, 2,204 arrivals on Maui, 874 arrivals on the Big Island, and 21 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - January 15, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since January 13th. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 18, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since December 9, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Yesterday, January 15th, a total of 9,575 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,288 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,162 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 2,278 arrivals on Oahu, 2,212 arrivals on Maui, 778 arrivals on the Big Island, and 20 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 01/15/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 150 new positive cases. There are 5 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 111 on Oahu, 26 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 24,058 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,691; Maui: 1,400; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 171; Hawaii island: 2,055; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 610; and cases pending, 0. 318 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,596 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,193 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Thursday - January 14, 2021
  • On 01/14/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 179 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 118 on Oahu, 32 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 11 out of state for a cumulative total of 23,908 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,580; Maui: 1,374; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 170; Hawaii island: 2,050; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 603; and cases pending, 0. 318 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,596 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,281 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 13th, a total of 7,901 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,025 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,107 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 1,579 arrivals on Oahu, 1,791 arrivals on Maui, 637 arrivals on the Big Island, and 18 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - January 13, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since January 13th. On 01/13/21, CityHealth Urgent Care at Oakland Airport was adjusted to all CityHealth Urgent Care locations. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 18, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since December 9, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Yesterday, January 12th, a total of 5,703 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,651 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,052 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 952 arrivals on Oahu, 1,211 arrivals on Maui, 480 arrivals on the Big Island, and 8 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 01/13/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 106 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 2 on Kauai, 73 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 13 out of state for a cumulative total of 23,733 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,462; Maui: 1,342; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 169; Hawaii island: 2,037; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 592; and cases pending, 0. 312 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,580 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,292 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Tuesday - January 12, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 28th. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 18, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since December 9, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki intends to tentatively introduce a bill that would make travel to Hawaii easier when the state's House of Representatives reconvenes on January 20th. According to KHON2, the new proposal would require trans-pacific travelers to provide proof of a single negative COVID-19 test result taken within three days of arrival regardless of which island they're visiting. Read the full story at Travel Pulse.
  • Yesterday, January 11th, a total of 7,242 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,115 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,517 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 1,303 arrivals on Oahu, 1,221 arrivals on Maui, 579 arrivals on the Big Island, and 12 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 01/12/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 114 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 83 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 23,627 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,389; Maui: 1,331; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 167; Hawaii island: 2,030; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 579; and cases pending, 0. 309 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,561 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,305 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Monday - January 11, 2021
  • On 01/11/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 172 new positive cases. There are 12 new cases on Hawaii Island, 9 on Kauai, 127 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 20 out of state for a cumulative total of 23,341 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,198; Maui: 1,277; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 166; Hawaii island: 2,006; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 563; and cases pending, 0. 309 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,558 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,152 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 10th, a total of 8,057 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,139 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,853 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 1,153 arrivals on Oahu, 1,450 arrivals on Maui, 529 arrivals on the Big Island, and 7 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - January 10, 2021
  • On 01/10/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 200 new positive cases. There are 12 new cases on Hawaii Island, 9 on Kauai, 127 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 20 out of state for a cumulative total of 23,341 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,198; Maui: 1,277; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 166; Hawaii island: 2,006; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 563; and cases pending, 0. 309 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,558 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,152 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 9th, a total of 9,891 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,057 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,599 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 1,654 arrivals on Oahu, 2,300 arrivals on Maui, 1,063 arrivals on the Big Island, and 40 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of January 3rd - January 9th

Updates for Saturday - January 9, 2021
  • On 01/09/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 250 new positive cases. There are 20 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 158 on Oahu, 50 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 20 out of state for a cumulative total of 23,143 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 19,071; Maui: 1,247; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 25; Kauai: 157; Hawaii island: 1,994; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 543; and cases pending, 0. 307 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,543 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2,068 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 8th, a total of 8,913 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,002 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,787 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 1,501 arrivals on Oahu, 1,887 arrivals on Maui, 594 arrivals on the Big Island, and 20 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - January 8, 2021
  • On 01/08/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 264 new positive cases. There are 18 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 212 on Oahu, 56 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 34 out of state for a cumulative total of 22,631 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,711; Maui: 1,175; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 23; Kauai: 154; Hawaii island: 1,964; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 498; and cases pending, 0. 299 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,521 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,831 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 7th, a total of 11,020 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,756 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 1,974 arrivals on Oahu, 1,992 arrivals on Maui, 771 arrivals on the Big Island, and 19 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - January 7, 2021
  • House Speaker Scott Saiki plans to introduce legislation that would create statewide, uniform COVID-19 travel rules to reduce confusion for both residents and tourists. A Saiki bill calling for a uniform travel policy "would not allow for the kinds of exemptions that we are currently seeing, such as on Kauai. The statewide travel policy should be consistent and apply to all counties to avoid confusion and to help prop up our entire statewide economy." Read the full story in the Star-Advertiser.
  • On 01/07/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 322 new positive cases. There are 18 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 212 on Oahu, 56 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 34 out of state for a cumulative total of 22,631 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,711; Maui: 1,175; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 23; Kauai: 154; Hawaii island: 1,964; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 498; and cases pending, 0. 299 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,521 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,831 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 6th, a total of 9,076 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,768 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,204 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 1,513 arrivals on Oahu, 1,678 arrivals on Maui, 550 arrivals on the Big Island, and 27 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - January 6, 2021
  • On 01/06/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 143 new positive cases. There are 8 new cases on Hawaii Island, 3 on Kauai, 85 on Oahu, 28 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 17 out of state for a cumulative total of 22,310 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,499; Maui: 1,119; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 23; Kauai: 153; Hawaii island: 1,946; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 464; and cases pending, 0. 299 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,519 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,543 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 5th, a total of 8,604 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,350 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,446 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 1,371 arrivals on Oahu, 1,397 arrivals on Maui, 563 arrivals on the Big Island, and 19 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - January 5, 2021
  • Beginning today, January 5, 2021, intercounty travelers to Kauai will be allowed to participate in the state of Hawaii's Safe Travels program and be exempt from the 10-day travel quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no less than 72 hours before intercounty travel. This is only for inter-county travel and does not apply to any transpacific travel. Also effective today, Governor Ige approved Kauai Mayor Kawakami's request to implement a pre-and-post-travel testing program for visitors who stay in "resort bubble" hotels. It will allow travelers who participate in the program to enjoy the resort amenities for the first three days of their vacation until they are eligible to take their post-travel test. Once the post-travel test shows they are COVID-free, they will be released from quarantine and can leave the "resort bubble."
  • On 01/05/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 124 new positive cases. There are 12 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 74 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 16 out of state for a cumulative total of 22,168 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,414; Maui: 1,091; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 150; Hawaii island: 1,938; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 447; and cases pending, 0. 289 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,498 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,642 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 4th, a total of 11,015 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,552 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,913 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 1,533 arrivals on Oahu, 1,350 arrivals on Maui, 656 arrivals on the Big Island, and 13 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - January 4, 2021
  • On 01/04/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 89 new positive cases. There are 4 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 62 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 14 out of state for a cumulative total of 22,045 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,340; Maui: 1,070; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 150; Hawaii island: 1,926; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 431; and cases pending, 0. 289 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,488 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,598 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 3rd, a total of 12,120 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,540 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,870 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 1,175 arrivals on Oahu, 1,720 arrivals on Maui, 627 arrivals on the Big Island, and 18 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - January 3, 2021
  • On 01/03/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 149 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 2 on Kauai, 88 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 27 out of state for a cumulative total of 21,956 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,278; Maui: 1,061; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 150; Hawaii island: 1,922; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 417; and cases pending, 0. 289 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,479 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,655 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 2nd, a total of 12,238 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,570 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,217 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 1,347 arrivals on Oahu, 2,389 arrivals on Maui, 823 arrivals on the Big Island, and 11 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of December 27th - January 2nd

Updates for Saturday - January 2, 2021
  • On 01/02/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 171 new positive cases. There are 20 new cases on Hawaii Island, 2 on Kauai, 92 on Oahu, 45 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 21,807 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,190; Maui: 1,031; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 148; Hawaii island: 1,920; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 390; and cases pending, 0. 289 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,479 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,736 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, January 1st, a total of 9,583 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,723 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,950 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 1,773 arrivals on Oahu, 2,208 arrivals on Maui, 727 arrivals on the Big Island, and 15 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - January 1, 2021
  • On 01/01/2021, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 241 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 190 on Oahu, 28 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 21,638 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 18,098; Maui: 986; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 146; Hawaii island: 1,900; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 380; and cases pending, 0. 289 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,473 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,727 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 31st, a total of 10,507 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,875 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,189 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 2,191 arrivals on Oahu, 1,865 arrivals on Maui, 805 arrivals on the Big Island, and 14 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - December 31, 2020
  • Yesterday, December 30th, a total of 12,501 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,091 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,611 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 2,777 arrivals on Oahu, 2,338 arrivals on Maui, 953 arrivals on the Big Island, and 23 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Kauai heard back from the governor yesterday on its proposal for quarantine at Kauai resort bubbles, and it was approved. According to Beat of Hawaii, more changes could be coming soon. The Garden Island's mayor also has proposed yet another plan that goes like this. Rule 23 would allow "Pre-travel testing exemptions for inter-island travel only." This would, in effect, "Rescind the county's moratorium on the Safe Travels program, but only as it applies to inter-island travel." Update: Beginning January 5, 2021, intercounty travelers to Kauai will be allowed to participate in the state of Hawaii's Safe Travels program and be exempt from the 10-day travel quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no less than 72 hours before intercounty travel. This is only for inter-county travel and does not apply to any transpacific travel.
  • On 12/31/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 188 new positive cases. There are 14 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 135 on Oahu, 26 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 13 out of state for a cumulative total of 21,397 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,908; Maui: 958; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 145; Hawaii island: 1,887; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 371; and cases pending, 0. 288 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,462 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,619 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Wednesday - December 30, 2020
  • On the afternoon of December 30, 2020, Governor Ige approved Kauai Mayor Kawakami's request to implement a pre-and-post-travel testing program for visitors who stay in "resort bubble" hotels, effective January 5. It will allow travelers who participate in the program to enjoy the resort amenities for the first three days of their vacation until they are eligible to take their post-travel test. Once the post-travel test shows they are COVID-free, they will be released from quarantine and can leave the "resort bubble." See our travel restrictions page for more information.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 28th. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 18, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since December 9, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • On 12/30/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 108 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 84 on Oahu, 17 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 21209 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17773; Maui: 932; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 145; Hawaii island: 1873; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 358; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1458 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1578 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 29th, a total of 12,669 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,560 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,422 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 2,774 arrivals on Oahu, 2,627 arrivals on Maui, 1,150 arrivals on the Big Island, and 9 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - December 29, 2020
  • Two additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners were included in yesterday's (12/28/20) Department of Health update; they are Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. No additional inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 18, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since December 9, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • On 12/29/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 76 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 55 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 4 out of state for a cumulative total of 21,103 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,689; Maui: 915; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 144; Hawaii island: 1,871; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 356; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,452 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,577 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 28th, a total of 12,426 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,154 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,407 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 2,438 arrivals on Oahu, 2,550 arrivals on Maui, 1,157 arrivals on the Big Island, and 9 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - December 28, 2020
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since December 18, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since December 9, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • More travelers came to Hawaii from the mainland in the week leading up to Christmas than in any other week since the launch of the state's pre-travel testing program, data from the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows. Read the full story at Hawaii News Now.
  • Yesterday, December 27th, a total of 13,332 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,660 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,108 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 2,683 arrivals on Oahu, 3,531 arrivals on Maui, 1,427 arrivals on the Big Island, and 19 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/28/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 46 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 29 on Oahu, 13 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 21,028 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,634; Maui: 906; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 144; Hawaii island: 1,864; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 352; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,446 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,558 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Sunday - December 27, 2020
  • On 12/27/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 95 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 72 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 20,983 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,605; Maui: 893; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 143; Hawaii island: 1,862; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 352; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,445 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,701 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 26th, a total of 17,018 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,471 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1200 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 4,181 arrivals on Oahu, 5,204 arrivals on Maui, 2,058 arrivals on the Big Island, and 28 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of December 20th - December 26th

Updates for Saturday - December 26, 2020
  • On 12/26/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 120 new positive cases. There are 3 new cases on Hawaii Island, 3 on Kauai, 83 on Oahu, 20 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 20,888 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,533; Maui: 875; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 142; Hawaii island: 1,859; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 351; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,445 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,687 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 25th, a total of 11,257 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,650 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 597 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 3,130 arrivals on Oahu, 3,248 arrivals on Maui, 1,262 arrivals on the Big Island, and 10 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - December 25, 2020
  • On 12/25/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 120 new positive cases. There are 8 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 94 on Oahu, 17 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 20,769 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,450; Maui: 855; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 139; Hawaii island: 1,856; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 341; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,442 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,773 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 24th, a total of 12,723 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,625 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 927 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 3,056 arrivals on Oahu, 3,207 arrivals on Maui, 1,362 arrivals on the Big Island, and 0 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - December 24, 2020
  • On 12/24/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 129 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 79 on Oahu, 32 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 20,650 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,356; Maui: 838; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 139; Hawaii island: 1,848; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 341; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,436 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,733 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 23rd, a total of 12,725 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,571 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1375 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 2,677 arrivals on Oahu, 2,668 arrivals on Maui, 1,222 arrivals on the Big Island, and 4 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - December 23, 2020
  • We'll be taking the next few days off from updating this page to celebrate the holidays, but we'll be back on the 26th of December with fresh updates. Season's Greetings!
  • Yesterday, December 22nd, a total of 9,841 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,742 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,168 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 1,804 arrivals on Oahu, 1,977 arrivals on Maui, 958 arrivals on the Big Island, and 3 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/23/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 107 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 68 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 20,522 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,277; Maui: 806; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 138; Hawaii island: 1,835; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 338; and cases pending, 0. 285 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,426 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,723 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Tuesday - December 22, 2020
  • Kauai Mayor Kawakami has now extended the duration of the travel shutdown for Kauai county to be at least until February 20, 2021. Today's proclamation is effective for an additional 60 days unless something changes. Read more at Beat of Hawaii.
  • On 12/22/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 66 new positive cases. There are six (6) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 51 on Oahu, seven (7) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 20,417 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,209; Maui: 792; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 138; Hawaii island: 1,822; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 328; and cases pending, 0. 282 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,415 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,700 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 21st, a total of 12,131 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,119 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,501 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 2,392 arrivals on Oahu, 2,440 arrivals on Maui, 1,279 arrivals on the Big Island, and 8 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - December 21, 2020
  • Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park began a surprise eruption last night around 9:30 pm HST. Lava fountains reportedly reached 165 feet into the air around 1 am HST. If you’re on Hawaii Island and want to get a glimpse of the eruption, then you're in luck: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open for visitors. Read more at Hawaii News Now.
  • Yesterday, December 20th, a total of 13,045 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,175 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,436 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 2,519 arrivals on Oahu, 3,144 arrivals on Maui, 1,497 arrivals on the Big Island, and 15 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/21/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 134 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 104 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 20,351 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,158; Maui: 785; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 138; Hawaii island: 1,816; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 326; and cases pending, 0. 282 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,413 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,688 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Sunday - December 20, 2020
  • Yesterday, December 19th, a total of 16,995 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,068 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,438 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 3,550 arrivals on Oahu, 4,502 arrivals on Maui, 1,997 arrivals on the Big Island, and 19 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/20/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 204 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 178 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and no (0) out of state for a cumulative total of 20,217 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 17,054; Maui: 771; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 137; Hawaii island: 1,803; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 324; and cases pending, 0. 282 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,412 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,632 total active cases in the last 14 days.

Week of December 13th - December 19th

Updates for Saturday - December 19, 2020
  • On 12/19/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 156 new positive cases. There are 21 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 116 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and four (4) out of state for a cumulative total of 20,015 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,876; Maui: 760; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 137; Hawaii island: 1,790; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 324; and cases pending, 0. 281 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,405 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,529 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 18th, a total of 13,244 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,980 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,395 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 2,677 arrivals on Oahu, 3,010 arrivals on Maui, 1,279 arrivals on the Big Island, and 14 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - December 18, 2020
  • Today, the U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners list was updated to include the Guam Department of Public Health while the Hawaii Department of Health removed UC San Diego Health (for the second time recently) from the trusted partner's list.
  • Today we received word that Lieutenant Governor Josh Green has recently said that he would ask Governor Ige to approve travel both trans-Pacific and interisland for anyone who has had a COVID vaccination without further requirements starting February 1, 2021. We'll continue to monitor this developing story closely and we'll post updates accordingly on our Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccination page.
  • Yesterday, December 17th, a total of 11,069 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,203 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,360 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 1,997 arrivals on Oahu, 2,108 arrivals on Maui, 1,090 arrivals on the Big Island, and 8 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/18/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 130 new positive cases. There are six (6) new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 104 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and six (6) out of state for a cumulative total of 19,859 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,760; Maui: 746; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 136; Hawaii island: 1,769; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 320; and cases pending, 0. 281 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,394 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,489 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Thursday - December 17, 2020
  • Yesterday, December 16th, a total of 9,600 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,344 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,315 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 1,630 arrivals on Oahu, 1,982 arrivals on Maui, 732 arrivals on the Big Island, and 0 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/17/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 142 new positive cases. There are 15 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 113 on Oahu, seven (7) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and five (5) out of state for a cumulative total of 19,731 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,656; Maui: 735; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 135; Hawaii island: 1,763; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 314; and cases pending, 0. 280 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - there have been 1,468 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Wednesday - December 16, 2020
  • Late this evening, Governor Ige signed the 17th Emergency Proclamation, which goes into effect on Thursday, December 17th. It reduces the state's mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to 10 days. The change is based on updated recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Hawaii's Department of Health.
  • Yesterday, December 15th, a total of 7,249 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,031 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,193 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 1,226 arrivals on Oahu, 1,213 arrivals on Maui, 583 arrivals on the Big Island, and 9 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/16/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 110 new positive cases. There are five (5) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 85 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and six (6) out of state for a cumulative total of 19,590 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,543; Maui: 728; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 134; Hawaii island: 1,748; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 309; and cases pending, 0. 278 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,382 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,470 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Tuesday - December 15, 2020
  • Yesterday, December 14th, a total of 7,663 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,902 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,554 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 1,172 arrivals on Oahu, 1,203 arrivals on Maui, 526 arrivals on the Big Island, and one (1) arrival on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/15/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 57 new positive cases. There are 10 new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 35 on Oahu, seven (7) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and four (4) out of state for a cumulative total of 19,480 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,458; Maui: 714; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 134; Hawaii island: 1,743; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 303; and cases pending, 0. 274 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,374 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,435 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • According to Hawaii News Now, after nine months of being closed, Diamond Head State Monument will reopen to the public this coming Thursday with new COVID-19 protocols in place. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said the park will still be closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, as well as Christmas, and New Years Day.
Updates for Monday - December 14, 2020
  • Yesterday, December 13th, a total of 7,975 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,741 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,366 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 1,278 arrivals on Oahu, 1,701 arrivals on Maui, 754 arrivals on the Big Island, and 8 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/14/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 190 new positive cases. There are 15 new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 157 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 19,424 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,423; Maui: 707; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 134; Hawaii island: 1,733; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 299; and cases pending, 0. 274 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,367 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,425 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Sunday - December 13, 2020
  • On 12/13/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 90 new positive cases. There are 10 new cases on Hawaii Island, four (4) on Kauai, 55 on Oahu, eight (8) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 19,235 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,266; Maui: 692; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 134; Hawaii island: 1,718; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 297; and cases pending, 0. 274 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,365 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,319 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 12th, a total of 10,202 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,618 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,328 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 2,001 arrivals on Oahu, 2,544 arrivals on Maui, 1,054 arrivals on the Big Island, and 19 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of December 6th - December 12th

Updates for Saturday - December 12, 2020
  • On 12/12/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 198 new positive cases. There are 17 new cases on Hawaii Island, five (5) on Kauai, 152 on Oahu, 22 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and one (1) out of state for a cumulative total of 19,148 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,211; Maui: 684; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 130; Hawaii island: 1,708; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 287; and cases pending, 0. 271 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,361 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,293 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 11th, a total of 8,146 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,932 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,187 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 1,504 arrivals on Oahu, 1,664 arrivals on Maui, 757 arrivals on the Big Island, and 7 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - December 11, 2020
  • Yesterday, December 10th, a total of 8,438 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,807 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,259 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 1,553 arrivals on Oahu, 1,544 arrivals on Maui, 687 arrivals on the Big Island, and 23 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/11/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 89 new positive cases. There are three (3) new cases on Hawaii Island, two (2) on Kauai, 56 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and eight (8) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,951 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,059; Maui: 662; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 125; Hawaii island: 1,691; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 286; and cases pending, 0. 269 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,357 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,171 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Thursday - December 10, 2020
  • On 12/10/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 123 new positive cases. There are 24 new cases on Hawaii Island, two (2) on Kauai, 79 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,864 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 16,003; Maui: 644; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 123; Hawaii island: 1,688; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 278; and cases pending, 0. 268 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,354 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,175 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 9th, a total of 6,595 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,825 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,139 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 1,162 arrivals on Oahu, 1,222 arrivals on Maui, 427 arrivals on the Big Island, and 14 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - December 9, 2020
  • UC San Diego Health was added back to the list as a trusted domestic pre-travel trans-pacific partner today. Several additional international partners have been added for Japan today as well, the first update to the Japanese partners since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • On 12/9/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 80 new positive cases. There are 12 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 45 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,741 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,924; Maui: 633; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 121; Hawaii island: 1,664; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 271; and cases pending, 0. 266 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,346 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,179 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 8th, a total of 5,538 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,126 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,156 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 839 arrivals on Oahu, 936 arrivals on Maui, 345 arrivals on the Big Island, and 6 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - December 8, 2020
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since November 20, 2020.
  • On 12/8/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 53 new positive cases. There are five (5) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 39 on Oahu, six (6) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, three (3) on Molokai, and no (0) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,661 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,879; Maui: 618; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 22; Kauai: 120; Hawaii island: 1,652; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 264; and cases pending, 0. 262 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,329 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,207 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 7th, a total of 6,695 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,550 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,446 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 1,031 arrivals on Oahu, 1,099 arrivals on Maui, 414 arrivals on the Big Island, and 6 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • According to Hawaii News Now, state officials said today that the state of Hawaii plans to shorten the mandatory quarantine for incoming travelers who do not get a testing exemption, from 14 down to 10 days. There is currently no date set for this to go into effect, but we expect it to be announced in the next emergency proclamation by Governor Ige. We'll continue to follow this story closely and post updates accordingly.
Updates for Monday - December 7, 2020
  • In comments from readers, we've heard one consistent theme recently, and that is that the current Safe Travels program makes it very difficult to visit Hawaii at this time, primarily due to the time restraints with testing. Beat of Hawaii is reporting that more changes are in the pipeline and are likely imminent, as soon as this week. The Governor has some decisions to make regarding testing timelines (possibly extending it to 96 hours, up from the current 72-hour timeline), second post-arrival tests (who pays is to be determined), and whether Kauai will be allowed to continue to opt-out of the Safe Travels program. We're continuing to monitor the situation closely and will update both this website and our email list accordingly as we receive official updates.
  • Today, December 7th commemorates the 79th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. The theme of the event today is Above and Beyond the Call. Over 2,400 Americans died at Pearl Harbor and more than another 1,000 were injured during the bombing. Over 300 aircraft and 19 naval ships were damaged or destroyed. It marked the entrance of the US into World War II and FDR said the attack was, "A date which will live in infamy." There will be a live stream tomorrow morning (HST), the full details of which you can learn about at Beat of Hawaii.
  • On 12/7/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 81 new positive cases. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 58 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 18608 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15840; Maui: 612; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 19; Kauai: 120; Hawaii island: 1647; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 264; and cases pending, 0. 262 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1329 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1210 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 6th, a total of 7,055 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,122 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,465 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 1,025 arrivals on Oahu, 1,411 arrivals on Maui, 676 arrivals on the Big Island, and 10 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Sunday - December 6, 2020
  • Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami says leaders of each Hawaii county are calling on Gov. Ige for more required testing. "All four of Hawaii’s mayors have agreed on a unified proposal to require that the Safe Travels program require all incoming trans-pacific travelers to take a pre-travel test along with a second, post-travel test three to four days after arrival. This statewide proposal has been presented to Governor Ige for his consideration," Mayor Kawakami said (emphasis ours). Read the full story at Hawaii News Now.
  • Yesterday, December 5th, a total of 9,377 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,965 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,340 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 1,705 arrivals on Oahu, 2,394 arrivals on Maui, 836 arrivals on the Big Island, and 30 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/6/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 105 new positive cases. There are four (4) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 87 on Oahu, six (6) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,527 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,782; Maui: 600; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 19; Kauai: 119; Hawaii island: 1,640; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 261; and cases pending, 0. 262 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,328 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,235 total active cases in the last 14 days.

Week of November 29th - December 5th

Updates for Saturday - December 5, 2020
  • On 12/5/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 133 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 82 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, one (1) on Molokai, and 22 out of state for a cumulative total of 18,423 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,695; Maui: 594; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 19; Kauai: 119; Hawaii island: 1,636; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 254; and cases pending, 0. 261 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,326 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,258 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, December 4th, a total of 7,876 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,979 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,151 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 1,529 arrivals on Oahu, 1,723 arrivals on Maui, 713 arrivals on the Big Island, and 14 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - December 4, 2020
  • The Hawaii Health Department changed its quarantine recommendations today for anyone exposed to COVID-19, saying they now need only self-isolate for 10 days. Health Department officials said the updated recommendation doesn't change the state's current quarantine mandate for travelers. Trans-Pacific passengers must still complete a 14-day quarantine if they fail to receive a negative COVID-19 result before departure for the islands. Read the full story at Hawaii News Now.
  • The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is closing its doors next week after Kauai's mayor's decision to opt-out of the state's pre-travel testing program for visitors. The resort has announced it will remain closed through at least December 31 and has not set a reopening date in 2021 at this time.
  • Vault Health has a notice on their website that's worth noting, "Due to no Sunday UPS shipping and an increase in UPS holiday traffic, we encourage passengers to look for a local testing solution if traveling on a Tuesday or Wednesday for the remainder of the year." So if you're planning to visit Hawaii on either of those two weekdays, we'd follow Vault's advice and use another provider instead.
  • Yesterday, December 3rd, a total of 8,908 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,203 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,408 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 1,744 arrivals on Oahu, 1,813 arrivals on Maui, 640 arrivals on the Big Island, and 6 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/4/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 106 new positive cases. There are 10 new cases on Hawaii Island, three (3) on Kauai, 73 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and four (4) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,290 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,613; Maui: 579; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 18; Kauai: 119; Hawaii island: 1,623; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 232; and cases pending, 0. 256 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,325 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,300 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Thursday - December 3, 2020
  • Yesterday morning, the CDC updated its recommendation that the quarantine period for those testing negative for COVID is reduced from 14 to only 7 days. This news will likely impact Hawaii's travel rules as well, potentially lowering the number of days required in quarantine. We're still awaiting updates from the state and will update our readers promptly once any changes are announced.
  • Yesterday, December 2nd, a total of 8,228 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,690 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,674 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 1,483 arrivals on Oahu, 1,595 arrivals on Maui, 605 arrivals on the Big Island, and 7 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system. The large drop in arrivals on Kauai was expected provided yesterday was the first day of required quarantine for all Kauai traveler arrivals.
  • On 12/3/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 144 new positive cases. There are seven (7) new cases on Hawaii Island, two (2) on Kauai, 116 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and three (3) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,186 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,540; Maui: 565; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 18; Kauai: 116; Hawaii island: 1,613; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 228; and cases pending, 0. 246 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,315 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,288 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Wednesday - December 2, 2020
  • Starting today, December 2nd - all travelers to Kauai - including those on neighbor island flights - now need to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival, regardless of COVID-19 test results.
  • Hanauma Bay on Oahu has reopened following an 8-month COVID-19 closure. Only 720 people will be admitted per day to visit the popular attraction, and the bay will be closed every Monday and Tuesday. That is a pretty significant change from 2019 when the average number of daily visitors to the park was about 3,000.
  • Yesterday, December 1st, a total of 9,185 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,935 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,027 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 1,283 arrivals on Oahu, 1,518 arrivals on Maui, 472 arrivals on the Big Island, and 662 arrivals on Kauai. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 12/2/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 78 new positive cases. There is one (1) new case on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 62 on Oahu, four (4) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and eight (8) out of state for a cumulative total of 18,044 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,424; Maui: 551; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 18; Kauai: 114; Hawaii island: 1,606; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 225; and cases pending, 0. 244 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,304 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,250 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Tuesday - December 1, 2020
  • Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday - December 2nd, the Big Island of Hawaii will begin testing all incoming trans-Pacific travelers for COVID-19. Read more at Hawaii News Now.
  • On 12/1/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 44 new positive cases. There are six (6) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 32 on Oahu, five (5) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and no (0) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,968 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,362; Maui: 547; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 18; Kauai: 113; Hawaii island: 1,605; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 217; and cases pending, 0. 244 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,291 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,243 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 30th, a total of 8,876 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,134 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,776 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - November 30, 2020
  • According to an article at Beat of Hawaii today, more changes are coming in regards to the Safe Travels program. The Hawaii Lieutenant Governor has several new proposals for pre and post-travel testing while Oahu Mayor Caldwell has other proposals for the same program. Bottom line is to expect additional changes to the Safe Travels program. If you're visiting Hawaii soon, we'd recommend watching these developments closely. We're continuing to follow this story closely and will post updates accordingly.
  • Yesterday, November 29th, a total of 6,626 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,112 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,335 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/30/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 85 new positive cases. There are four (4) new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 66 on Oahu, nine (9) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, one (1) on Molokai, and four (4) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,925 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,330; Maui: 542; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 18; Kauai: 113; Hawaii island: 1,599; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 217; and cases pending, 0. 244 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,290 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,243 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Sunday - November 29, 2020
  • On 11/29/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 57 new positive cases. There are four (4) new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 46 on Oahu, three (3) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,840 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,264; Maui: 533; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 112; Hawaii island: 1,595; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 213; and cases pending, 0. 244 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,288 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,254 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 28th, a total of 7,323 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,510 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,481 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • For the week of November 22 - November 28, a total of 59,718 people arrived in Hawaii from out of the state; 30,786 were those on vacation/leisure travel and 9,140 were residents.

Week of November 22nd - 28th

Updates for Saturday - November 28, 2020
  • On 11/28/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 76 new positive cases. There are 17 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 48 on Oahu, nine (9) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and one (1) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,784 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,218; Maui: 530; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 111; Hawaii island: 1,591; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 211; and cases pending, 0. 240 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,287 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,304 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 27th, a total of 7,173 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,803 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 944 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - November 27, 2020
  • Breaking News: On November 27th, Governor David Ige just announced that starting December 2, 2020, all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving on Kauai will be subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testingEmergency Rule 23 temporarily pauses Kauai's participation in the state's pre-travel testing program. Read the full press release here.
  • In the Star-Advertiser today, they reported that additional island Mayors are also seeking travel rule changes amid surging coronavirus cases. We'll continue to follow this story closely.
  • On 11/27/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 92 new positive cases. There are five (5) new cases on Hawaii Island, five (5) on Kauai, 69 on Oahu, four (4) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,708 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,170; Maui: 521; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 110; Hawaii island: 1,574; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 210; and cases pending, 0. 240 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,287 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,332 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 26th, a total of 8,116 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,420 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 952 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Thursday - November 26, 2020
  • We wanted to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all our U.S. readers today.
  • On 11/26/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 120 new positive cases. There are 11 new cases on Hawaii Island, three (3) on Kauai, 90 on Oahu, 13 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and no (0) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,618 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,101; Maui: 517; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 105; Hawaii island: 1,569; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 203; and cases pending, 0. 237 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,286 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,341 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 25th, a total of 8,443 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,098 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,440 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Wednesday - November 25, 2020
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced, added, or removed since November 20, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Yesterday, November 24th, a total of 7,380 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,373 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,235 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • For both Hawaii visitors and returning residents alike, navigating traveler testing rules is complicated. Recent changes to Hawaii's pre-travel testing program, combined with a shortage of COVID-19 tests on the mainland amid the continued surge in cases, are continuing to cause headaches for would-be visitors and residents trying to return to Hawaii. Read more at Hawaii News Now.
  • On 11/25/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 108 new positive cases. There is one (1) new case on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 93 on Oahu, five (5) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and eight (8) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,501 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 15,011; Maui: 504; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 102; Hawaii island: 1,558; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 203; and cases pending, 0. 235 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,269 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,340 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Tuesday - November 24, 2020
  • Is Kauai heading for a complete travel shutdown beginning December 1st? This is a breaking story we're following closely. The Mayor of Kauai, Derek Kawakami, has proposed to the Governor that Kauai implement a strict 14-quarantine for ALL arrivals beginning December 1, 2020; regardless of taking the pre-travel test or not. Read the full story on Beat of Hawaii and/or Hawaii News Now.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced since November 20, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • According to Beat of Hawaii, CVS is looking to pull out of Hawaii's pre-travel testing program, while other testing partners like Vault are overwhelmed. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and advise travelers accordingly.
  • Beginning today, November 24th, all trans-Pacific travelers who board a plane on the final leg of their trip to the Hawaiian Islands without first securing a negative test will be subject to mandatory quarantine. Tests must be taken with trusted testing and travel partners with 72 hours of departure. The negative test result must be uploaded onto SafeTravels prior to departure or printed out prior to departure and a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii. There is growing concern about this new set of restrictions, both from those working in the Hawaii tourism industry and from travelers alike. More in the Star-Advertiser.
  • We also now know why Quest Diagnostics was quietly removed as a trusted partner last week. Apparently, Quest Diagnostics suspended its participation in the Hawaii pre-travel testing program due to high testing demand. Additionally, UC San Diego Health, who also was temporarily removed as a trusted partner, has a message on their website currently stating, "Although we were recently listed as one of the state of Hawaii's travel partners, that service is not yet operational. We expect to offer testing for Hawaii travel by late November or early December."
  • Yesterday, November 23rd, a total of 10,515 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,299 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,730 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/24/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 61 new positive cases. There are six (6) new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 45 on Oahu, four (4) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and four (4) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,393 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,918; Maui: 499; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 101; Hawaii island: 1,557; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 195; and cases pending, 0. 233 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,268 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,313 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Monday - November 23, 2020
  • Earlier today, Hawaiian Airlines announced the expansion of their COVID pre-travel testing program that guarantees results within 36 hours. They will provide pre-travel tests for all travelers departing to Hawaii from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland, and Seattle. Read the full story at Beat of Hawaii.
  • Yesterday, November 22nd, a total of 10,768 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 6,283 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,358 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/23/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 114 new positive cases. There are 10 new cases on Hawaii Island, three (3) on Kauai, 79 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 17,333 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,873; Maui: 495; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 100; Hawaii island: 1,551; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 191; and cases pending, 0. 233 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,261 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,314 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Sunday - November 22, 2020
  • We've heard from quite a few of our readers that they are not especially pleased with the sudden rule changes going into effect next week beginning November 24th. It seems they're not alone - as a story yesterday at Beat of Hawaii highlights many traveler's similar concerns about the new restrictions going into place so suddenly.
  • On 11/22/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 123 new positive cases. There are 14 new cases on Hawaii Island, six (6) on Kauai, 96 on Oahu, four (4) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,220 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,794; Maui: 484; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 97; Hawaii island: 1,541; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 181; and cases pending, 0. 233 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,255 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,336 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 21st, a total of 13,690 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 9,042 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,123 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • For the week of November 15 - November 21, a total of 66,304 people arrived in Hawaii from out of the state; 36,212 were those on vacation/leisure travel and 8,100 were residents.

Week of November 15th - 21st

Updates for Saturday - November 21, 2020
  • We want to remind all travelers that beginning November 24th, all trans-Pacific travelers who board a plane on the final leg of their trip to the Hawaiian Islands without first securing a negative test will be subject to mandatory quarantine. Tests must be taken with trusted testing and travel partners with 72 hours of departure. The negative test result must be uploaded onto SafeTravels prior to departure or printed out prior to departure and a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced since November 20, 2020. One partner was removed yesterday ('Quest Diagnostics'). No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020.
  • On 11/21/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 163 new positive cases. There are 15 new cases on Hawaii Island, four (4) on Kauai, 122 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and nine (9) out of state for a cumulative total of 17,098 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,698; Maui: 480; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 91; Hawaii island: 1,527; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 179; and cases pending, 0. 231 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,239 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,340 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 20th, a total of 11,750 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 7,260 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 935 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Friday - November 20, 2020
  • Yesterday, November 19th, a total of 9,783 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,501 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,047 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/20/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 95 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 70 on Oahu, five (5) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and six (6) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,936 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,576; Maui: 468; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 87; Hawaii island: 1,512; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 170; and cases pending, 0. 224 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,234 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,301 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Thursday - November 19, 2020
  • In what we believe is a pretty significant development, the state of Hawaii announced today that travelers to Hawaii, who cannot present a negative pre-arrivals test upon arrival, will NOT be able to bypass the 14-day quarantine once their test arrives. Travelers must now have their negative test results prior to departure before arriving in Hawaii. Previously, if the results were not available upon arrival, a traveler simply needed to wait for their negative result to come in before they could be released from quarantine. This would no longer be the case. Read the full story at the Star-Advertiser or at Hawaii News Now. According to Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO John De Fries, "Starting Tuesday - November 24th, if you disembark here in the islands through a trans-Pacific flight you must have a negative test uploaded, and if not, you automatically will go into a 14-day quarantine. It's a much stricter policy that is being taken."
  • Travelers who previously came in with a pending test result have been allowed to get out of the quarantine - once their negative test results could be verified through the state's Safe Travels Hawaii system. However, the state quickly found itself with a backlog of pending tests, including at one point, where there were more than 3,700 travelers waiting to get out of quarantine. Because travelers were growing frustrated as they waited sometimes three to four days or more wait for a manual review, the state decided to make the change they did today. Again, this change goes into effect on November 24th.
  • Initial details were announced for Canadian residents looking to travel to Hawaii this holiday season. Today, Governor Ige said the state is working now to get trusted testing partners in Canada, the second-largest visitor market to Hawaii. He said he expects the program will be in place for Canadian visitors to be able to travel to Hawaii with a negative pre-flight COVID-19 test by mid-December. At this point, we know that WestJet and Air Canada have both entered into a COVID-19 testing agreement with the state of Hawaii.
  • Yesterday, November 18th, a total of 8,879 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,527 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,192 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/19/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 107 new positive cases. There are 12 new cases on Hawaii Island, four (4) on Kauai, 75 on Oahu, nine (9) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,841 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,506; Maui: 463; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 86; Hawaii island: 1,499; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 164; and cases pending, 0. 223 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,228 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,527 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced since November 17, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
Updates for Wednesday - November 18, 2020
  • According to Hawaii News Now, the unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases on the U.S. mainland is now making it harder for visitors to fly into, and for residents to return to, the Hawaiian islands. Currently, it is because many of Hawaii's trusted partners, including the pharmacies, diagnostic labs, and clinics that provide tests for travelers to Hawaii, are having trouble keeping up with the demand for the COVID-19 tests. We're continuing to monitor this situation.
  • We are closely monitoring the situation on Kauai after yesterday's announcement that the island's mayor was looking to implement stricter travel restrictions upon new arrivals to the island. Ultimately, Kauai's mayor is proposing divergent COVID rules than the rest of the state, yet, Governor Ige has been clear that no such rules can be implemented without his specific approval. The last time Mayor Kawakami asked the governor for a mandatory quarantine, Governor Ige said no. Read the full story at Beat of Hawaii. We'll update our readers accordingly once we know more.
  • Lt. Gov. Josh Green recently shared some positive news about Hawaii's Safe Travels program, "Right now, Hawaii is lowest in the United States for COVID-19 cases and has the second-lowest mortality rate. ** This COVID-19 reality for Hawaii (lowest in the nation) is a testament to the hard work being done by our partners and leadership in all phases of the COVID-19 response, and specifically as we have implemented the Safe Travels Hawaii pre-travel testing program and our surveillance study effort."
  • In news that continues to be very positive for the travel industry as a whole, including future travel to Hawaii - Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe, and also protects older people most at risk of dying. Read the full story at Hawaii News Now.
  • On 11/18/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 71 new positive cases. There are two (2) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 58 on Oahu, two (2) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,734 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,431; Maui: 454; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 82; Hawaii island: 1,487; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 157; and cases pending, 0. 223 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,221 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,420 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 17th, a total of 7,277 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,159 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,310 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Tuesday - November 17, 2020
  • Kauai mayor Derek Kawakami is potentially proposing stricter rules for travelers arriving on the island of Kauai. The first of two new rules, similar to the one the mayor proposed in September, would require all travelers to take a post-travel test in addition to the state-required pre-travel test. All travelers would need to quarantine for 72 hours on the island before taking the second test. The second rule would require travelers to upload their negative test results to the Safe Travels program before flying. If the results are unavailable upon arrival, the traveler would need to quarantine for 14 days. Read the full story on Hawaii News Now.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced since November 17, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • On 11/17/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 53 new positive cases. There are six (6) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 36 on Oahu, two (2) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and eight (8) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,665 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,373; Maui: 452; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 82; Hawaii island: 1,485; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 150; and cases pending, 0. 222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,212 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,440 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 16th, a total of 7,675 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,034 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,446 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
Updates for Monday - November 16, 2020
  • Late today, Governor David Ige issued an emergency proclamation to extend and further clarify that Hawaii's statewide mask mandate is required, effective immediately on all islands. The new ruling replaces a previous mask mandate from April that lacked specificity and allowed for each island county to set their rules. The governor said, "We all agreed it's important to have a single message and consistent exceptions." Read the full story at Beat of Hawaii.
  • On 11/16/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 95 new positive cases. There are eight (8) new cases on Hawaii Island, two (2) on Kauai, 76 on Oahu, six (6) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,613 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,337; Maui: 450; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 82; Hawaii island: 1,479; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 142; and cases pending, 0. 222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,210 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,466 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 15th, a total of 7,250 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,689 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,047 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced since November 14, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • There is an interesting article today from Beat of Hawaii that dives into how adaptable Hawaii travelers are right now; because due to the state of affairs in Hawaii - you have to be pretty flexible in your expectations. Due to the COVID pandemic, many stores, restaurants, farmers' markets, etc remain shuttered. The article also speaks about the forthcoming resurgence of Hawaii travel that's very likely coming in early 2021 and into 2022. Visiting Hawaii now is like stepping back in time, you just have to be comfortable with the current changes COVID has brought upon the Aloha state.
  • In what could be truly great news for the travel industry, including for Hawaii, a second coronavirus vaccine shows striking success in US tests; appearing at this stage to be up to 94.5% effective. Read more at Hawaii News Now.
  • Hawaii's COVID-19 cases are climbing, just not as quickly as in most of the U.S. That's according to the Star-Advertiser today, who reports that the 14-day change in Hawaii cases was up 36% through this past Saturday, but for the nation as a whole, that number was up an incredible 80%.
Updates for Sunday - November 15, 2020
  • Yesterday, November 14th, a total of 9,415 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,128 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,051 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is shifting its data window this weekend, and as such, case numbers will not be available today. We will resume reporting Hawaii case counts on Monday - November 16, 2020.
  • For the week of November 8 - November 14, a total of 52,839 people arrived in Hawaii from out of the state; 25,842 were those on vacation/leisure travel and 7,100 were residents.

Week of November 8th - 14th

Updates for Saturday - November 14, 2020
  • New trusted partners have been added! According to Hawaii's official State Department of Health, the state lists its approved U.S. trusted testing partners as: American Family Care (AFC)*, AFC Urgent Care Portland, American Samoa Department of Health*, Atlas Genomics*, Bartell Drugs, Capstone Clinic*, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care at Oakland Airport, Clarity Lab Solutions*, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, Color, Costco/AZOVA*, CVS Health, Diagnostic Laboratory Services (Hawaii), Discovery Health MD, Go Health Urgent Care*, Hawaii Pacific Health, Kaiser Permanente, Minit Medical, Quest Diagnostics, National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii’s Consortium* (through an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu), S&G Labs Hawaii LLC*, UC San Diego Health*, University of Washington Medicine*, Urgent Care Hawaii, Vault Health, and Walgreens, WestPac Labs*, and XpresCheck* (as of 11/14/20). *depicts new partners recently added. For the full list of trusted testing partners, see our domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners pages.
  • The state has added the city of Honolulu's mobile testing unit at the Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) airport as one of the new trusted partners for interisland COVID-19 testing. According to Hawaii News Now, the mobile lab was originally only available to first responders and airport and city workers but is now available to local residents and visitors traveling from county to county. As we reported previously, up to 10,000 tests per day can be processed at the lab, and the results can be obtained within three to six hours.
  • No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Yesterday, November 13th, a total of 7,547 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,984 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 830 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Recently announced travel advisories in western U.S. states could hit Hawaii hard. According to the Star-Advertiser, three governors from Hawaii's top tourist markets, including California, Oregon, and Washington state, issued travel advisories Friday urging against nonessential out-of-state trips and asking people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country.
  • On 11/14/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 108 new positive cases. There are 12 new cases on Hawaii Island, three (3) on Kauai, 89 on Oahu, one (1) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,519 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,261; Maui: 444; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 80; Hawaii island: 1,471; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 140; and cases pending, 0. 222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,209 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,454 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Friday - November 13, 2020
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners or inter-island partners have been announced since November 13, 2020. No additional international partners have been added since October 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor for additional testing partners.
  • Yesterday, November 12th, a total of 7,587 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,804 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 875 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/13/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 110 new positive cases. There are eight (8) new cases on Hawaii Island, two (2) on Kauai, 92 on Oahu, one (1) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,412 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,172; Maui: 443; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 77; Hawaii island: 1,459; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 138; and cases pending, 0. 222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,194 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,414 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Despite a growing surge of COVID-19 infection on the mainland, tourism to Hawaii is making a slow but steady comeback. The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association says nearly 70% of its hotels are now open, with more slated for the holidays. Read the full story at Hawaii News Now.
Updates for Thursday - November 12, 2020
  • On 11/12/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 97 new positive cases. There are 15 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 72 on Oahu, six (6) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and three (3) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,302 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,080; Maui: 442; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 75; Hawaii island: 1,451; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 131; and cases pending, 0. 222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,187 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,397 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 11th, a total of 7,715 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,806 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,034 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Kauai is potentially inching towards more restrictions due to new active COVID-19 cases. Read the full story at Beat of Hawaii.
  • Kauai additionally reported four travel-related coronavirus cases in two days. The new case, which was reported on 11/11/20, comes after the county reported three new, travel-related cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday - 11/10/20. Read more at the Star-Advertiser.
  • Despite the recent news from Kauai above, post-arrival testing has found very few COVID-19 cases among trans-Pacific travelers. Out of more than 15,000 people who arrived in Hawaii since tourism reopened on October 15th, only 19 were positive for COVID-19 after a second test. Read more at Hawaii News Now.
  • Hawaii reopened travel from Japan almost a full week ago, and despite a small number of visitors so far, officials are seeing encouraging signs that tourism is slowly ramping up from the state's top international market. Read more at Hawaii News Now.
Updates for Wednesday - November 11, 2020
  • Yesterday, November 10th, a total of 6,463 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,719 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,040 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/11/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 118 new positive cases. There are 23 new cases on Hawaii Island, three (3) on Kauai, 84 on Oahu, six (6) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and one (1) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,205 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 14,008; Maui: 436; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 74; Hawaii island: 1,436; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 128; and cases pending, 0. 222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,185 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,376 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Beginning 11/11/20, the residents of Lanai will shift from a 'stay-at-home' order to a 'safer-at-home' order. Governor Ige granted approval for the new order after the island completed a two-week lockdown. It was put into place following an outbreak of more than 100 COVID-19 cases. Read the full story at Hawaii News Now.
Updates for Tuesday - November 10, 2020
  • Yesterday, November 9th, a total of 7,275 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,951 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,330 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/10/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 78 new positive cases. There are four (4) new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 62 on Oahu, five (5) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and nine (9) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,088 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 13,924; Maui: 430; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 71; Hawaii island: 1,413; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 127; and cases pending, 0. 222 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,180 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,319 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Lt. Gov. Josh Green is speaking up again about Hawaii's testing program and wants to see changes implemented. Additionally, visitors can expect to see changes soon regarding the wearing of masks in Hawaii. Read the full story at Beat of Hawaii.
  • The issue of whether masks are mandatory across the islands arose once again yesterday, with key state legislators pressing Governor David Ige to emphatically state that wearing masks is required statewide. This is necessary to help slow the rising spread of COVID-19 and to help attempt to prevent another surge of cases. Read the full story in the Star-Advertiser.
Updates for Monday - November 9, 2020
  • Yesterday, November 8th, a total of 6,837 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,450 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 940 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • On 11/9/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 64 new positive cases. There are four (4) new cases on Hawaii Island, two (2) on Kauai, 52 on Oahu, none (0) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and five (5) out of state for a cumulative total of 16,010 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 13,862; Maui: 425; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 73; Hawaii island: 1,409; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 118; and cases pending, 0. 221 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,160 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,306 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • There was another interesting article in TIME we thought our readers might want to know about: Hawaii Welcomes Back Tourists—and Reignites Old Tensions. Read the full article on the TIME website.
Updates for Sunday - November 8, 2020
  • On 11/8/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 128 new positive cases. There are 19 new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 106 on Oahu, two (2) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and one (1) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,947 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 13,810; Maui: 425; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 71; Hawaii island: 1,405; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 113; and cases pending, 0. 221 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 1,161 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,280 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 7th, a total of 9,155 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 5,193 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 890 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of November 1st - 7th

Updates for Saturday - November 7, 2020
  • On 11/7/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 128 new positive cases. There are 11 new cases on Hawaii Island, two (2) on Kauai, 108 on Oahu, two (2) on Maui, none (0) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and five (5) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,819 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 13,704; Maui: 423; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 71; Hawaii island: 1,386; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 112; and cases pending, 0. 220 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total - 1,157 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,273 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 6th, a total of 8,212 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 4,344 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 870 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Mayor Harry Kim, on the Big Island of Hawaii, has scaled back post-arrival COVID-19 testing of travelers flying to the Hawaii island. Under the newest amendment for the county of Hawaii, which went into effect today and will last through November 30th, just up to 25% of arriving passengers will now be required to take the second, post-arrival coronavirus test. Read the full story in the Star-Advertiser.
Updates for Friday - November 6, 2020
  • Today, November 6th, Hawaii reopens to Japanese visitors through the pre-travel testing program. Japanese visitors must use a trusted international pre-test partner. Read more on Hawaii News Now.
  • On 11/6/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 122 new positive cases. There are 19 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 86 on Oahu, six (6) on Maui, one (1) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and six (6) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,691 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 13,596; Maui: 421; Lanai: 106; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 69; Hawaii island: 1,375; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 107; and cases pending, 0. 219 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, 1,147 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,234 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, November 5th, a total of 7,787 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,988 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 797 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Today, there was an interesting article in the New York Times we wanted to share with our readers. The article talks about how Hawaii's reopening has been good for tourism but focuses on whether it has also good for local residents. The travel industry and the islands' authorities say using testing could create a model for reopening international travel. But some locals object to being part of the experiment. You can read the full story at the NY Times.
  • According to Lt. Governor Josh Green, the pre-travel testing program was launched to travelers from the mainland on October 15th. Since then - 174,515 screened individuals have arrived in the state of Hawaii, of which 152,814 were exempted and 10,979 ended up in quarantine.
  • Southwest Airlines on November 4th, began its long-anticipated daily, nonstop service from San Diego to Hawaii. Read more in the Star-Advertiser.
Updates for Thursday - November 5, 2020
  • On 11/5/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 100 new positive cases. There are 24 new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 65 on Oahu, one (1) on Maui, one (1) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and seven (7) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,572 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 13,510; Maui: 415; Lanai: 105; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 68; Hawaii island: 1,356; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 101; and cases pending, 0. 219 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, 1,138 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1,244 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Governor David Ige, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and others held a news conference on 11/5/20, to unveil a new mobile COVID-19 testing lab at Honolulu's airport. This new lab is geared toward traveler arrivals who do not have a valid COVID-19 test. The new lab would allow for up to 10,000 PCR tests per day, with results coming back within a few hours. As soon as the lab is added to the official trusted partner's list, it can also be used for inter-island pre-travel testing. Officials are currently seeking trusted partner status. Tests will cost $125 but will remain free for first responders, their families, and government employees.
  • Yesterday, November 4th, a total of 7,446 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 3,415 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 931 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from information provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • With 125 coronavirus cases reported on Oahu, it appears unlikely that Honolulu will move this month to the next phase, Tier 3, of economic reopening. In fact, according to the Star-Advertiser,  Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is now warning, "it could move backward."
  • Fewer than 1 in 1,000 travelers infected with COVID-19 have slipped through the cracks of Hawaii's pre-testing travel program. The testing, which was conducted on October 19th through November 2nd, found 10 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 out of 11,027 tests conducted, for a rate of 0.091%. Read the full story on the Honolulu Civil Beat.
  • The post-flight COVID-19 testing program for travelers arriving to the Big Island will be scaled back beginning tomorrow, November 6th, Mayor Harry Kim told the Tribune-Herald earlier today. Since the post-flight testing program, which allows travelers to skip a 14-day quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 immediately after arrival, began on October 15th, only 17 travelers have tested positive for COVID-19 out of more than 12,000 tests, Kim said.
Updates for Wednesday - November 4, 2020
  • On 11/4/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 156 new positive cases. There are 21 new cases on Hawaii Island, none (0) on Kauai, 124 on Oahu, four (4) on Maui, one (1) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and five (5) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,473 cases statewide. A total of 11,958 have recovered and been released from isolation, leaving a total of 3,515 active cases in Hawaii at this time. Total case numbers per island: Oahu: 13,445; Maui: 414; Lanai: 104; Molokai: 17; Kauai: 67; Hawaii island: 1,332; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 94; and cases pending, 0. 219 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii.
  • Yesterday, November 3rd, a total of 5,841 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,310 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,107 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside (Pali Lookout) reopens today, Wednesday - November 4, 2020. After being closed since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic the DLNR Division of State Parks has announced the popular Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside will reopen to the public. Open hours for the wayside park are 6 am -  6 pm, daily. Visitors are reminded to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear face coverings when visiting the often-crowded overlook.
  • The Hawaii Department of Health & DLNR is reporting that many people continue to ask about the reopening of the Diamond Head State Monument. State Park's leadership continues working on plans and no date has been announced.
Updates for Tuesday - November 3, 2020
  • On 11/3/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 89 new positive cases. There are seven (7) new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 71 on Oahu, none (0) on Maui, three (3) on Lanai, none (0) on Molokai, and five (5) out of state for a cumulative total of 15318 cases statewide. A total of 11,930 have recovered and been released from isolation, leaving a total of 3,388 active cases in Hawaii at this time.
  • Yesterday, November 2nd, a total of 7,099 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 2,669 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,465 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Less than 1% of travelers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Hawaii's post-travel testing program. HI-EMA reported today that of the roughly 11,000 people who have been tested post-arrival, only 10 have been found to have COVID-19. Read the full story in the Star-Advertiser.
Updates for Monday - November 2, 2020
  • On 11/2/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 78 new positive cases. There are four (4) new cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 64 on Oahu, two (2) on Maui, one (1) on Lanai, zero (0) on Molokai, and five (5) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,231 cases statewide. A total of 11,868 have recovered and been released from isolation, leaving a total of 3,363 active cases in Hawaii at this time.
  • Generally speaking, there is still a lot of confusion over the 'Mask Mandate' put in place by Governor Ige last week. You can read more about the confusion behind Hawaii's mask policies at Beat of Hawaii.
  • Hawaii's visitor industry is slowly reopening as signs of 'green shoots' appear in the fragile COVID-19 economy. Read more about this story in the Star-Advertiser.
  • Yesterday, on November 1st, a total of 7,367 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 3,620 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation. There were also 1,030 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Governor David Ige announced on November 2, 2020, that the State of Hawaii is seeking additional trusted testing partners for domestic transpacific travel as part of the state's pre-travel testing program. Two requirements and at least one of six criteria must be met for an entity to become a trusted testing partner. Potential testing partners can view the requirements/criteria and read the full press release. Interested parties must submit the required information by 2 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on November 5, 2020.
Updates for Sunday - November 1, 2020
  • On 11/1/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 83 new positive cases. There are 26 cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, 53 on Oahu, and three (3) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,154 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).
  • Yesterday, on October 31st, a total of 6,111 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 2,934 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation. There were also 931 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

Week of October 26th - 31th

Updates for Saturday - October 31, 2020
  • On 10/31/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 68 new positive cases. There are 15 cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Maui, 46 on Oahu, and six (6) out of state for a cumulative total of 15,071 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).
  • Yesterday, on October 30th, a total of 5,313 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 2,346 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 789 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • With numerous COVID-19 restrictions still in place, visitors are trying to make the most of their Hawaii vacations. One of the biggest issues seems to be simply finding places to eat. Read the full story on Hawaii News Now.
Updates for Friday - October 30, 2020
  • On 10/30/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 94 new positive cases. There are 14 cases on Hawaii Island, three (3) on Maui, two (2) on Lanai, one (1) on Kauai, and 74 on Oahu for a cumulative total of 15,003 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). Two previous cases were removed due to updated laboratory information.
  • Yesterday, on October 29th, a total of 5,778 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 2,287 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 994 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • Hawaii's visitor arrivals dropped approximately 25% during the second week of reopening since the beginning of the pre-travel testing program when compared to the first week. A little over 27,000 visitors traveled to Hawaii during the first week after reopening, but that number dropped to roughly 20,200 during the second week. You can read the whole story at the Star-Advertiser.
  • For those who are interested, we've also been monitoring the Quarterly Tourism Forecast, and as you can see - 2021 is expected to rebound in comparison to 2020, but only at levels last seen around 2011. There will almost undoubtedly be some perks for visitors arriving later in 2020 and in early 2021 but the real value you will receive over the next few months, perhaps even years is the reduction of crowds. Travelers can enjoy the natural wonders of the Hawaiian islands with fewer other visitors, at least relative to the last couple of years before 2020.
Updates for Thursday - October 29, 2020
  • On 10/29/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 77 new positive cases. There are eight (8) cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, three (3) on Lanai, 60 on Oahu, and six (6) out of state for a cumulative total of 14,911 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). One previous case from Maui was removed and added to Lanai due to updated laboratory information.
  • Yesterday, on October 28th, a total of 4,622 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 1,548 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 905 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • We've added a new 72-hours timeline visual to assist with determining when to take your pre-travel test. We've also covered all of the available trusted testing options for travelers at this time.
  • Here's the updated list on What's Open, Closed, and Re-opening Soon. We've updated this list to include some hotel properties which are further delaying their re-openings until mid-November.
Updates for Wednesday - October 28, 2020
  • On 10/28/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 62 new positive cases. There are five (5) cases on Hawaii Island, one (1) on Kauai, seven (7) on Lanai, two (2) on Maui, 40 on Oahu, and six (6) out of state for a cumulative total of 14,834 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). One previous case was removed due to updated laboratory information.
  • Yesterday, on October 27th, a total of 4,371 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 1,284 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,088 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • We have now split the state-approved U.S. domestic trusted testing partners from the International trusted testing partners and Inter-island trusted travel partners. We created the later two pages to clarify the types of tests and who the respective partners were. Additionally, we did so because we expect multiple new partners to be added for the international program as it continues to expand to international locations beyond Japan.
  • The CDC and Hawaii state health officials were alerted after a passenger learned of a positive COVID-19 test result shortly after landing in Honolulu on Tuesday (10/27/20). The Department of Health confirms the passenger was onboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Honolulu that landed about 1:30 p.m HST. The passenger started the trip with a pending test result. Read the story at Hawaii News Now.
  • Today, Kauai health officials reported a new positive case of COVID-19 from a recent visitor who has been placed in isolation. The Kauai District Health Office said the traveler had previously tested negative as part of the state's pre-travel testing program and tested negative in a second voluntary post-travel test. However, later on, the visitor then reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and tested positive days later. Read the full story at the Star-Advertiser.
Updates for Tuesday - October 27, 2020
  • Hawaii Governor David Ige announced that a mask mandate is now official in Hawaii. "We have issued a statewide mask order," he said earlier today. This order is meant to help further reduce the spread of COVID-19. More details are forthcoming, we'll update here accordingly.
  • Details were announced today, at a press conference with the Governor, about the new Japan Pre-Travel Testing program. Japanese visitors will be able to take advantage of Hawaii's pre-travel testing program starting next month, with travelers arriving as early as November 6th. The pre-travel testing program works like the U.S. trans-pacific program in that it will allow incoming trans-Pacific passengers from Japan to forgo quarantine if they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken with a trusted testing provider no more than 72-hours before departure. The partners are as follows: Sapporo Higashi Tokushukai Hospital (Hokkaido), National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Center Hospital (Tokyo), St Luke’s International Hospital (Tokyo), Nishi-Shinbashi Clinic (Tokyo), Kameda Kyobashi Clinic (Tokyo), Tokyo Medical University Hospital (Tokyo), Mita Kokusai Building Clinic (Tokyo), Loco Clinic (Tokyo), Karada Internal Medicine Clinic (Tokyo), T Care Clinic Hamamatsucho (Tokyo), Shiba Kokusai Clinic (Tokyo), CLINIC FOR Tamachi (Tokyo), CLINIC FOR Otemachi (Tokyo), Kameda Medical Center (Chiba), Shonan Kamakura General Hospital (Kanagawa), Travel Clinic Shin-Yokohama (Kanagawa), Fujita Health University Hospital (Aichi), Fujita Health University Bantane Hospital (Aichi), Fujita Health University Okazaki Medical Center (Aichi), Nozaki Tokushukai Hospital (Osaka), Yamasaki Family Clinic (Hyogo) (as of 10/27/20).
  • On 10/27/2020, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 66 total new positive cases. There are three (3) new cases on Hawaii Island, nine (9) on Lanai, two (2) on Maui, 50 on Oahu, and two (2) out of state for a cumulative total of 14,773 cases statewide [reported since 2/28/2020]. Two former cases were removed due to updated laboratory information.
  • Yesterday, on October 26th, a total of 4,748 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 1,322 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,211 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • The island of Lanai is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak. A new stay-at-home order went into effect for Lanai at midnight last night. The order also restricts travel for essential work or medical purposes only. All other travelers to Lanai will have to quarantine for 14-days.
  • At this time, International Travel Restrictions still prohibit European and other countries from traveling to the U.S. Currently, as we understand the rules, this additionally means no travel directly to Hawaii from either Canada or Japan (see above). However, we have now received an email from a Canadian resident who first flew into the western U.S., then got properly tested within 72-hours prior to departure from a trusted partner, and then flew into Hawaii successfully. So that may provide an option for Canadian travelers who are looking to visit Hawaii at this time. Canada residents may still want to check with official sources to ensure this method works prior to traveling. At the press conference announcing the Japan program today, Governor Ige did express interest in broadening the pre-travel testing program to additional international travelers, including those from South Korea, Canada, Taiwan, and New Zealand. Canada is the second large international market for Hawaii after Japan, so we expect details on a Canada program soon.
Updates for Monday - October 26, 2020
  • Hawaii's Department of Health reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 statewide Monday, including 26 new cases on Oahu, nine on Hawaii island, and one additional case on Kauai. Two Hawaii residents were additionally diagnosed out of state, and one case was removed from Oahu’s case count.
  • Yesterday, on October 25th, a total of 4,752 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. 1,760 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 1,032 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
  • The island of Lanai is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak. The island, part of Maui county, has seen dozens of new COVID-19 cases this week, including workers at a popular resort and several students at a local school. According to the Department of Health, a total of 79 new confirmed cases have been reported on Lanai to date. A new stay-at-home order will go into effect for Lanai at midnight on Tuesday, 10/27/20.
  • Hawaiian Airlines and its COVID-19 tests have finally come online. Today they announced the mail-in tests offered by their partnership with Vault Health, which is available nationwide. Available for US residents in all locations, these new mail-in packets are $150 video supervised, at-home tests. The tests are ordered via the Hawaiian Airlines website to ensure prioritized processing. Expect it to take about two days to receive the kit. Make sure you order in time to test 72-hours prior to your trans-pacific flight! Drive-through testing has also now been announced for select locations in California. More information, details, and related costs can be found on the Hawaiian Airlines or Vault Health websites via our Hawaii Travel Partners page.
  • Lt. Governor Josh Green has requested the Governor issue a "clear" statewide mask mandate. You can watch the story on Hawaii News Now.
  • Police in Honolulu alone have already issued approximately 10,000 citations, warnings, and arrests since Hawaii's re-opening. Travelers should make sure they understand all the Hawaii Travel Restrictions in place, especially when it comes to the proper use of facemasks and Hawai's strict quarantine policies.
  • We have heard from several readers that AFC Portland has run out of test supplies. Currently, there is a message on their website that says, "We're currently experiencing a supply shortage of Rapid Molecular COVID-19 Tests. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to get more in soon."

Additional Hawaii COVID-19 Information & Resources

The following resources have been compiled by GoUS Hawaii to better assist travelers in navigating the various restrictions and state-approved test requirements for visiting Hawaii during the COVID pandemic. If you have questions, we are always happy to assist, and you can contact us anytime. You may also want to direct your questions to an official state resource, and we've compiled an updated list of Hawaii Official COVID-19 Contacts for travelers, including phone numbers and email addresses when applicable.

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