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Special Alerts and Notices for The Hawaiian Islands

Special Alerts:

COVID-19 as of May 23, 2020 12:00 p.m.

Hawaii has a long tradition of welcoming visitors from around the world. The hookipa (hospitality) and Aloha Spirit that people feel as they explore our islands has become stuff of legends. At this time however, like many of you, we are focusing on the health and safety of our community, visitor industry employees, health care professionals and our healthcare system. As a small, remote island community, our residents are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis. Hawaii Governor David Ige has asked that you postpone your trips to Hawaii to give us the opportunity to address this health crisis. To that end he has mandated a 14-day quarantine for all visitors and residents entering the state. In addition, the island mayors have over the past few days instituted home lockdowns except for essential personnel. Like all visitors to Hawaii, we would like you to experience the best the islands have to offer. Now, unfortunately, is clearly not the time.

Mahalo and a hui hou (until we meet again).

Should I come to Hawaii as planned?
  • No, not at this time.
  • On May 18, Governor David Ige issued an Eighth Emergency Supplementary Proclamation to his Emergency Rules extending the mandatory 14-day quarantine through June 30 for all passengers (visitors and returning residents) arriving into the state of Hawaii. Additionally, operations that rent vehicles may not rent to any person who is subject to a 14-day traveler quarantine order unless an exemption is granted.
  • The state of Hawaii’s website safetravels.hawaii.gov further explains the entrance and quarantine process.
  • The mandatory 14-day quarantine for all persons traveling between any of the islands has been extended to June 30.  These mandates will remain in place until further notice.
  • Every adult traveler (including officers and crew members) flying interisland, continental U.S., and international must complete the Mandatory Travel Declaration Form.
  • All travelers must complete the revised 14-Day Order for Self Quarantine Form. These mandates will remain in place until further notice.
  • As this would mean that visitors would need to remain in their rooms for most or all of their vacation, travelers are strongly urged to postpone any trips to Hawaii.
  • For more information about statements issued by Governor Ige, Click Here.
  • The stay at home order for the state of Hawaii has been extended through June 30. Four counties have issued more specific guidelines and directives including wearing of facial masks, closures of bars and clubs, limitation of restaurants to take-out, drive through and delivery. For details by island:
 
What's the situation in Hawaii?
  • Hawaii has 643 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Kauai – 20; Oahu – 414; Maui – 118; island of Hawaii – 81; Pending – 0; HI residents diagnosed outside of HI – 10).
    • Required Hospitalization – 84; Released from Isolation – 589
    • Hawaii deaths – 17


What Accommodations Are Closed or Closing?
**Hawaii has a state-wide Stay at Home Order in place and non-essential businesses are closed. Short-term rentals (lodging that provide guest accommodations for less than 30 days other than hotels and motels) are considered non-essential and should not be operating.The following is a list of hotels that have already closed or will be closing this week; it is not complete as more announcements continue to be made. If you need further detail, please contact the property directly.

  • Kauai
    • The Cliffs at Princeville
    • Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
    • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
    • Hanalei Colony Resort
    • Kauai Coconut Coast at the Beachboy
    • Kauai Marriort Resort
    • Kauai Shores
    • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach
    • The Lodge at Kukuiula
    • The Point at Poipu
    • Pono Kai Condos
    • Princeville Resort
    • Sheraton Kauai Poipu (hotel)
    • Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences
    • Whaler's Cove in Poipu
  • Oahu
    • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
    • Ambassador Waikiki Hotel
    • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
    • Aulani, A Disney Resort
    • Club Wyndham Royal Garden at Waikiki
    • Club Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk
    • Coconut Waikiki Hotel
    • Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach
    • Disney Vacation Club
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach
    • Four Seasons Resort Oahu
    • Hale Koa Hotel
    • Halekulani Hotel
    • Halepuna
    • Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki
    • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
    • Hilton Waikiki Beach
    • Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
    • Ilima Hotel
    • The Kahala Hotel & Resort
    • Ko Olina Resort
    • The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
    • OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
    • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
    • Paradise Bay Resort
    • Pearl Waikiki Hotel
    • Prince Waikiki
    • Princess Kaiulani
    • Queen Kapiolani
    • Ramada Plaza Waikiki
    • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach (rental program)
    • Royal Hawaiian
    • Shell Vacation Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
    • Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
    • Turtle Bay Resort
    • Waikiki Beach Marriott
    • Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
    • Waikiki Resort Hotel
    • Waikiki Sand Villa
    • Westin Moana Surfrider
    • Vive Hotel Waikiki
  • Maui
    • Andaz Maui
    • Destination Residences Hawaii, Inc.
    • Fairmont Kea Lani
    • Four Seasons Maui
    • Grand Wailea
    • The Hale Pau Hana
    • Hoolio House
    • Hotel Wailea Maui
    • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
    • Kaanapali Alii
    • Kaanapali Beach Hotel
    • Kauhale Makai, Village by the Sea
    • Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
    • Makena Surf, A Destination Residence
    • Mama's Fish House Restaurant & Inn
    • Mana Kai Maui
    • Mana Kai Maui (CRH)
    • Maui Seaside Hotel
    • The Mauian
    • Montage Kapalua Bay
    • Napili Kai Beach Resort
    • Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
    • Plantation Inn
    • Polo Beach Club, A Destination Residence
    • Polynesian Shores Condominium Resort
    • The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
    • Royal Lahaina Resort
    • Sheraton Maui
    • Travaasa Hana
    • Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott
    • Wailea Beach Villas, A Destination Luxury Hotel
    • Wailea Ekahi Village, A Destination Residence
    • Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence
    • Wailea Elua Village, A Destination Residence
    • Wailea Grand Champion Villas, A Destination Residence
    • The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
    • Westin Maui
  • Lanai
    • Four Seasons Lanai at Koele
    • Four Seasons Resort Lanai
    • Hotel Lanai
  • Molokai
    • Hotel Molokai
    • Ke Nani Kai Club
  • Island of Hawaii
    • Aloha Vacation Cottages
    • Auberge Mauna Lani
    • The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort
    • Bay House Bed & Breakfast
    • Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
    • Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center
    • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
    • Hale Ohu Bed & Breakfast
    • Hawaii Island Retreat
    • Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
    • Hilo Seaside Hotel
    • Hilton Waikoloa Village
    • The Inn at Kulaniapa Falls
    • Kane Plantation Guesthouse
    • King's Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
    • Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
    • Kohala Village Inn
    • Kona Seaside Hotel
    • Lava Lava Beach Club
    • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
    • Mauna Lani Point
    • Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
    • Old Hawaiian B&B
    • The Palms Cliff House Inn
    • Puakea Ranch
    • Royal Kona Resort
    • Shell Vacations Club Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
    • Waikoloa Beach Marriott (hotel and timeshare)
    • Waimea Gardens Cottage
    • Waipio Wayside Bed and Breakfast
    • Westin Hapuna
    • Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff (timeshare)
Are Restaurants and Bars Opened?
  • Bars, clubs and restaurants are closed. Restaurants that remain open are only offering take-out and/or delivery
What Attractions and Activities Are Closed?
  • Most visitor attractions are closed. Following is a partial list of updates and closures by island:
    • Statewide
      • On May 6, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks announced the re-opening of select parks and monuments across the state with an emphasis on social distancing and exercise and continued restrictions on gatherings of any sort. Conventional park activities such as parties, gatherings, picnics, setting up on the beach, and camping are still not allowed. Click here for more information.
      • Retail businesses and services, including apparel and electronics, and shopping malls are considered low-risk businesses and allowed to re-open on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii. Modified hours may be in place and individual stores may still be closed.
      • Hawaii Federal Parks are closed.
      • Many farmers markets statewide are closed
    • Oahu
      • Click here for City & County of Honolulu Updates
      • Aloha Stadium (including swap meet)
      • Arizona Memorial
      • Atlantis Cruises
      • Atlantis Submarines
      • Bishop Museum
      • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
      • Blue Note Hawaii
      • Chief’s Luau
      • Children’s Discovery Center
      • Diamond Head State Monument
      • Dole Plantation
      • E Noa Tours
      • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
      • Hawaii Food Tours
      • Hawaii State Art Museum
      • Hawaii State Capitol
      • Hawaiian Mission Houses
      • Honolulu Museum of Art
      • Ice Palace
      • Iolani Palace
      • Japanese Cultural Center
      • Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market
      • Ko Olina Marina & Lagoons
      • Kualoa Ranch
      • Leahi Neighborhood Farmers Market
      • Manoa Heritage Center
      • Paradise Cove Luau
      • Pearl Harbor National Memorial (including Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial)
      • Polynesian Adventure Tours
      • Polynesian Cultural Center
      • Regal Theaters
      • Sea Life Park
      • Waikiki Aquarium
      • Wet n Wild Hawaii
    • Maui
      • Click here for Maui County Updates
      • Aqua Adventures
      • Atlantis Submarines
      • Award Winning Temptation Tours
      • Baldwin Home Museum
      • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
      • Boss Frog’s Dive Surf
      • Captain Steve’s Rafting
      • Haleakala Eco Tours
      • Haleakala National Park
      • Hale Pai Printing Museum
      • Hana Highway (between Kapakalua Road and Hana Town is restricted to local traffic until further notice)
      • Hawaii Ocean Rafting
      • Hawaii Tasting Tours
      • Hawaiian Paddle Sports
      • Hike Maui
      • Hui Noeau
      • Island Star Sailing
      • Jungle Zipline
      • Kai Kanani Sailing Charters
      • Kai Kane, Inc.
      • Lahaina Cruise Co. Hawaii Ocean Project
      • Lahaina Dive and Surf
      • Lahaina Heritage Museum Guided Tours
      • Magic Merman
      • Maui Classic Charters
      • Maui Craft Tours
      • Maui Dive Shop
      • Maui Dragon Fruit Farm
      • Maui Molokai Sea Cruises
      • Maui Nui Botanical Garden
      • Maui Ocean Center
      • Maui Pineapple Tour
      • Maui Snorkeling Lani Kai
      • Maui Snorkel Charters
      • Maui Snorkel Tours
      • Maui Sunriders Bike Co.
      • Maui Surf Clinics
      • Maui Tropical Plantations
      • Maui Swap Meet
      • Maui Wine
      • Mendes Ranch
      • Mountain Riders
      • Mystery Maui
      • Nisei Veteran's Memorial Center's Education Center
      • Old Lahaina Luau
      • Pacific Jet Sports
      • Pacific Whale Foundation
      • Piholo Ranch Zipline
      • Polynesian Adventure Tours
      • Reline Rafting
      • Reef Dancer
      • Safari UnCruise
      • Scotch Mist Sailing Charters
      • Sea Monkey Private Charters
      • Shoreline Snuba
      • Skyline Maui
      • Strike Zone
      • Sunshine Helicopters
      • Teralani Sailing
      • Trilogy Excursions
      • Ultimate Whale Watch and Snorkel
      • Valley Isle Excursions
      • Warren & Annabelle’s
      • West Maui Parasail
      • Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse
      • World Surf League
      • YMCA Camp Keanae
    • Molokai
      • Molokai Outdoors
      • Tours to Kalaupapa National Historical Park
    • Island of Hawaii
      • Click here for Hawaii County Updates
      • Anelakai Adventures
      • Atlantis Submarines
      • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
      • Body Glove Cruises
      • Captain Zodiac
      • Donkey Mill Art Center
      • Fair Wind Cruises
      • Flumin’ Kohala Tour
      • Greenwell Farms
      • Haleo Luau at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
      • Hawaii Forest & Trail and Kohala Zipline
      • Hawaii Loa Luau at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
      • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
      • Hula Kai
      • Imiloa Astronomy Center
      • Island Breeze Luau at Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
      • Kahilu Theater events, canceled
      • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
      • Keauhou Boating
      • Kilauea Visitor Center
      • Lava Ocean Tours
      • Mauna Kea Visitors Center
      • OK Farms
      • Original Big Island Shave Ice
      • Polynesian Adventure Tours
      • Puuhonua O Honaunau
      • Skyline Hawaii
      • Sunlight on Water
      • UFO Big Island
    • Kauai
      • Click here for Kauai County Updates
      • A few outdoor activities are now operating on a limited basis. Please check the member websites or inquire directly if they are offering tours and for further details. Please note that many, if not all operating activities may require proof you have completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Please check with each company to determine what is needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • The following sites are also listing closures:
Public events have either been cancelled or postponed, please check the status and date of event directly with the organization and/or promoter.

What other information is available?
The Hawaii Tourism Authority continues to monitor the situation via the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health (HDOH). The available information continues to evolve, and you may want to bookmark the below sites as a resource for up-to-date information:

CDC:
 

Notices:

Kauai:

Current as of February 3, 2020

Haena State Park Update / North Shore Road Update

  • Entrance to Haena State Park (which includes the Kalalau Trail, Hanakapiai Falls, Kee Beach) requires advance paid reservations for the park and its parking lot. If you do not have a paid reservation for that specific day, you will be kindly asked to turn around. Walk-ins require advanced reservations too. For more information please go to: HTTPS://DLNR.HAWAII.GOV/DSP/PARKS/KAUAI/HAENA-STATE-PARK/
  • HTTPS://WWW.GOHAENA.COM/ Gets you Haena State Park information and North Shore Shuttle information.
  • Limahuli Garden is now open and requires advance reservations. Parking at Limahuli is only for the garden and NOT for Haena State Park.
  • For more information, please visit the DLNR State Parks Haena-Napali Access Webpage. Please check this site often for additional updates.