Hawaii’s governor has a message for tourists - don’t come! Hawaii is in the midst of a COVID-19 surge, so instead of a warm “aloha,” visitors face tight restrictions. Gov. David Ige has asked residents and visitors to keep travel to "essential business activities only" and called it a risky time to travel to Hawaii.
“Now is not the time to visit the islands,” Ige said at a news conference Monday. “It’s a risky time to be traveling right now.” He told theHonolulu Star-Advertiser, “I think it’s important that we reduce the number of visitors coming here to the islands.”
Hawaii's state hospitals are at capacity as a result of the highly transmissible delta variant. Dr. Fauci has a grim prediction, saying that the COVID crisis may not be over until next spring.