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Hawaii COVID-19 News & Headlines

Hawaii Travel News & Headlines

COVID-19 Travel Updates for Hawaii

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

Last Updated: January 27, 2022, at 8:30 pm HST

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

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  • We're continuing to hear updates that point to Governor Ige implementing a Hawaii requirement for 'Boosters' to be considered "fully vaccinated." This change would affect the 'Safe Travels' Hawaii vaccine exemption when it takes effect; likely sometime in mid-February 2022.
  • Safe Travels Hawaii remains in place for only domestic travel from the U.S. and its Territories. The mandatory self-quarantine period for those arriving in the Hawaiian Islands who aren't fully vaccinated or don't have a negative pre-travel test result has been reduced from 10 days to five days, effective January 3, 2022.
  • As of January 4, 2022, travelers do not need to complete the Health Questionnaire prior to departure to receive a QR code.
  • New rules and requirements have gone into place beginning November 8, 2021, and were subsequently updated December 6, 2021, for International Travelers and for U.S. citizens flying from International Destinations. See our Travel Restrictions page and the section for International Travel for full details.
  • Governor Ige has announced that as of July 8, 2021, the state of Hawaii will now allow travelers vaccinated in the U.S. to skip quarantine without getting a COVID pre-travel test prior to visiting Hawaii. Please see our Hawaii Vaccinations & Health/Vaccine Passport page for additional information and the steps to take to bypass testing requirements.
  • Governor David Ige announced that as of June 15, 2021, traveling inter-island within Hawaii will no longer require a pre-travel test and there will be no quarantine requirements for inter-island travel. There will be no restrictions flying between islands within Hawaii.

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Hawaii COVID-19 Cases - Last 14 Days

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases - Last 14 Days

Current Hawaii Headlines & News

Week of January 23rd - January 29th

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

Week of January 16th - January 22nd

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

Week of January 9th - January 15th

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

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