The Hawaiian Islands are safe for residents and visitors
AIRPORTS, ACCOMMODATIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE OPEN STATEWIDE
- Hawaii is Open for Business: There is no reason for visitors planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands to change or alter their leisure or business travel plans.
- Air Access: All flights into the Hawaiian Islands are operating normally.
- Accommodations and Activities: All accommodations, activities and attractions throughout the Hawaiian Islands are operating normally, with the exception of those in the area affected by the volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii.
- Remote Location on the island of Hawaii’s East Side: None of the Hawaiian Islands are affected by Kilauea volcano except a remote area along the Lower East Rift Zone on the island of Hawaii’s east side, Kilauea Summit and surrounding areas.
- Kilauea Summit Activity: Steam and ash outbursts from Halemaumau crater are occurring in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (approximately 40 miles away from the Lower East Rift Zone) and being monitored. This is a natural occurrence as rocks fall into the crater and magma interacts with the groundwater (water table).
- Air Quality: Air quality remains largely unchanged with this situation. However, air quality near where the volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii is occurring can be hazardous (SO2-sulfur dioxide) and light ash fall may be present. Officials are continuing to monitor air quality.
Published: 18 May 2018