If you were thinking about going to Hawaii this summer, you will have to rethink those plans. Hawaii was slated to open to residents from other states starting on August 1, but those plans have since been scrapped due to the rising coronavirus cases in Hawaii as well as mainland United States.
Due to the recent rise in cases all over the United States and in the Aloha state, Gov. David Ige announced that the reopening will be delayed another month. The governor stated that places like California and Arizona are seeing uncontrolled outbreaks and large surges of cases, and a huge number of tourists from those two states visit Hawaii.
With outbreaks increasing in numbers and intensity all over the United States, Hawaii isn't the only state to backtrack on reopening. California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced that indoor dining establishments and bars must again shut down for the time being. On the other side of the country, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut require that visitors from states that don't have the virus under control quarantine for 14 days upon arriving. Those wanting to visit Chicago may have to also quarantine for 14 days.
Currently, Hawaii's plan is to allow out-of-state visitors starting on September 1, though depending on conditions, that could change. Visitors will need to quarantine 14 days on arrival unless they are able to show a negative coronavirus test result that was taken within 72 hours before they boarded their flight to Hawaii. This applies to children, too.