Hawaii governor puts tourism on hold

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Hawaii governor puts tourism on hold
Photo Credit: HTA/Tor Johnson

Hawaii Gov. David Ige is urging people to postpone their travel to the Islands for at least the next 30 days because of the Covid-19 crisis. He has also banned all nonessential travel for state employees.

In addition, the governor has ordered the closing of restaurants, bars, visitor attractions and entertainment centers. 

Effective March 20, all passengers disembarking cruise ships will be screened. The governor said airports are working on implementation plans for screening arriving visitors.

“The actions I’m announcing today may seem extreme to some of you, and we know that it will have negative effects to our economy. But we are confident that taking aggressive actions now will allow us to have a quicker recovery when this crisis is over,” said Ige.

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