Hawaii’s current emergency proclamation will expire on March 25, 2022, according to Governor David Ige.
The Safe Travels Hawaii program and the state’s indoor mask mandate will be phased out after the proclamation expires for domestic travelers. However, the governor added that the CDC and Department of Health continue to advise some individuals to wear masks indoors.
The governor also stated that businesses have the freedom to make their own rules to safeguard the safety of their customers and employees.
People in Hawaii, according to Ige, can still safeguard themselves, their customers, and their employees by taking the following steps:
- If you feel you need to, put on your mask, especially if you are unvaccinated, elderly, have underlying health concerns, or care for those at high risk of getting severe COVID. If you’re in a crowded environment, masks are also advisable.
- Get your COVID immunization up to date, including a booster if you’re eligible.
- If you’re unwell, stay at home and get tested if you’ve had contact with a COVID-positive person or are experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
“This has been a long journey for all of us. Hawaii has had the fewest cases per capita in the country and the second lowest death rate in the country thanks to all of us pulling together as a community,” read a statement from Ige. “Each one of you has contributed to protecting public health, revitalizing our economy and strengthening our communities.”
Travelers arriving in Hawai‘i directly from international airports must still comply with U.S. federal requirements. You’ll find further information on the Safe Travels Hawaii program here or consult with your airline.
Do you have any industry news that you’d like to share? Send us your press releases, news, and articles, and we will publish them here on the IHS website. Just complete the contact form and get in touch.