Taking it slow

When visitors from Japan are allowed to travel to Hawaii without being quarantined — which could happen as soon as Nov. 6 — officials aren’t expecting the demand seen when the state reopened for mainland U.S. tourist arrivals on Oct. 15.

Japanese travel plan nearly set

Gov. David Ige said Monday his administration is “very close” to being able to announce plans for the return of Japanese visitors to the state.

State unveils vaccine plan

Gov. David Ige announced on Thursday a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan that will go into effect whenever a safe vaccine is made available to the public.

Interisland plan unveiled

Interisland travelers to the Big Island will be able to avoid or cut short a two-week quarantine under a new rule by Mayor Harry Kim that goes into effect today.

Ige: Interisland travel could open by end of year

Gov. David Ige said during a news conference Monday that he believes the state may be able to resume unrestricted interisland travel by the end of the year if the number of daily COVID-19 cases continues to drop.