With hospitals full due to COVID, governor discourages travel

  • A traveler leaves baggage claim after picking up his luggage at the Hilo International Airport on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • People wait for rides after arriving at the Hilo International Airport on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • A traveler finds her luggage after arriving at the Hilo International Airport on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

“It is not a good time to travel to the islands.”