Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Ige Keeps Current COVID Rules in Place

January 26, 2022, 4:42 PM HST
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Gov. David Ige on Wednesday signed the latest COVID-19 emergency proclamation, keeping in place current restrictions and officially adding cruise ship passengers to the list of travelers who must abide by Safe Travels Hawai‘i requirements.

“Just a few weeks ago, Hawai‘i saw record high COVID-19 cases in our communities,” Ige said. “While we believe we may have hit the peak, we must continue to remain vigilant. Mask-wearing and asking travelers to get vaccinated or tested before they fly to Hawai‘i are among some of the measures that have helped keep COVID-19 case numbers manageable for our limited resources here. I thank everyone for their diligence and patience.”

Cruise ships have already been following Safe Travels requirements through port agreements with the state — which requires passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination prior to deboarding.

The current restrictions remain in place as Hawaiʻi continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor continues to encourage residents to get fully vaccinated or make an appointment to get their booster shots if eligible.


This emergency proclamation will remain in effect through March 25, unless terminated or superseded by a separate proclamation. You can read the full emergency proclamation online.

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