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HONOLULU – In May 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 98.9 percent compared to a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division. All passengers arriving from out-of-state and traveling interisland during May were required to abide by a ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for May 2020

HONOLULU – Yesterday, 1,633 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. The state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26th for all passengers arriving in Hawaii from out of state. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air, June 29, 2020

HONOLULU – An annual exercise and training for oil spill response is scheduled on Wednesday, July 1 at Kalaeloa Barbers Point. A major part of the activities will include the use of a green-fluorescent tracer dye in the water to simulate an offshore oil release and the spraying of water to mimic a dispersant agent. ...
Read More DOH News Release: Oil spill dispersant exercise on July 1 to strengthen preparedness and response

Department of Health: Seventeen Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported 14 O‘ahu residents, one (1) Kaua‘i resident, and two (2) residents diagnosed out of state are the 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported today by DOH. 15 of the cases are adults and two (2) are pediatric cases. At least eight (8) of the O‘ahu cases are ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, June 26, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, announced today it is seeking a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The HTA Board of Directors, which is made up of 12 members, is tasked with selecting the leader of the agency responsible for managing tourism in Hawaii. Current HTA President and ...
Read More HTA News Release: Search Begins for New Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division will defer the scheduled three-percent tariff increase on the orders of Governor David Ige. The tariff increase was scheduled to take effect on July 1 and would have been applied to port entry fees, vessel dockage, wharfage, pipeline tolls, and other fees associated with cargo ...
Read More DOT News Release: Governor Ige defers scheduled harbor tariff increase

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to allow singing and/or playing of wind instruments at indoor and outdoor restaurants/bars, with some restrictions. Performers who sing or play wind instruments must keep a distance of at least 10 feet from other people. Performers who sing or play wind instruments need not wear ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor Ige approves City & County of Honolulu’s request for singers, musicians to perform at restaurants, bars

HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced updated unemployment insurance claims information, including paying $1,727,662,401 since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 1, 2020. “Ninety percent (93%) of the valid unemployment insurance claims that have come in since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic have been processed and ...
Read More DLIR News Release: State Releases Updated Unemployment Insurance Information

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Aug. 1. Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release — State to launch COVID-19 pre-travel testing program for out-of-state travelers August 1

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to allow singing and/or playing of wind instruments at indoor and outdoor restaurants/bars, with some restrictions. Performers who sing or play wind instruments must keep a distance of at least 10 feet from other people. Performers who sing or play wind instruments need not wear ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige approves City & County of Honolulu’s request for singers, musicians to perform at restaurants, bars