Hand washing

While in Hawaiʻi

  • The federal mask mandate has ended on April 18, and masks are no longer required in airports. Many airlines have also relaxed their mask rules and it’s now optional to wear on a plane.

  • Hawaiʻi’s indoor mask mandate ended on March 25, 2022. Masks are still strongly recommended for people over age 65, those with compromised immune systems or who care for people at risk of severe illness, and those unvaccinated for COVID-19.

  • Some businesses may still require or encourage the wearing of masks.

Being a Pono (Responsible) Traveler While In Hawaiʻi

As tourism recovers, we encourage travelers to be open-minded, respectful and mindful. Just as we have a responsibility to care for our people and place, we ask that visitors take pride in this effort as well. Here are a few ways visitors can travel with aloha:

  • Learn about our history and culture.

  • Maintain safe distance from endangered species - at least 10 feet. Please do not touch or feed marine animals.

  • Avoid single-use plastic and use reef-safe sunscreen.

  • Stay on hiking trails and respect private property.

  • Support local.

  • Make a positive impact and give back. Find a list of unique and enriching volunteer experiences here.

  • Last, but not least, slow down, smile and share aloha.