Hawaii governor asks travelers to hold off visiting for two months

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii’s governor on Monday asked that visitors and residents reduce travel to the islands to essential business only for the next two months while the state struggles to control COVID-19 as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads in the community.

Gov. David Ige wants to curtail travel to Hawaii through the end of October. “It is a risky time to be traveling right now,” he said.

He said restaurant capacity has been restricted and there is limited access to rental cars.

Ige stopped short of a mandate, saying it’s a different time now than last year when strict travel rules...


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