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Aloha! Holoholokai Beach – Go Visit Hawaii

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Mahalo to Bob Lafond for sharing this beautiful shot with us!

Bob took this shot while visiting the Big Island of Hawaii in September. This area fronts the lovely Fairmont Orchid Resort.

The blazing tiki torches, palm trees and sunset sky just make us want to sigh. Such a delightful scene!

 

Just as a reminder, Hawaii is not open for tourism at this time as incoming travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days. Follow our site for ongoing updates.

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Aloha Photo: Rainbow Presence

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Mahalo to Mark Dietz from Ridgefield, Washington for sharing this great rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.

Mark took this shot from the Waikiki Banyan facing mauka on January 7, 2017. He shared this touching insight into this rainbow as well as the meaningful purpose of this trip to Oahu:

“We were on a trip to take my father-in-law Al to his final resting place at Punchbowl. We felt his presence everywhere we went that trip, including in this beautiful rainbow.”

If you aren’t familiar with Punchbowl, it’s the National Cemetery of the Pacific, where men and women who served in the armed forces are laid to rest.

This is Memorial Day weekend. Although, the long-standing (70 years) ceremonies at Punchbowl are cancelled this year due COVID-19, we can still take the time to remember the the service to our country and the many sacrifices that were made.

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Aloha!”A lovely view of Waikiki paradise!”

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Mahalo to Darrin Laing for sharing this great pic with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Darrin’s caption is, “A lovely view of Waikiki paradise!” Lovely, indeed!

Note that Darrin’s photo was taken months before COVID-19 struck Hawaii. Waikiki looks different now with the 14-day quarantine and the stay at home orders. The Star-Advertiser created a video showing scenes of an empty Waikiki.

 

The current emptiness is almost unfathomable, but Waikiki will eventually be lively again. Happier times will come.

 

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Rays of Hope – Go Visit Hawaii

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Mahalo to Michael McGill for sharing this lovely Hawaiian sunset shot with us Aloha Friday Photos.

While this is not a time to be visiting Hawaii, we are hopeful that better days are coming.

Have a happy and healthy Aloha Friday!

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Keep looking up during these uncertain times – Go Visit Hawaii

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A year ago, if anyone told us that there would be a mandatory 14-day quarantine along with closures of popular Hawaii tours, hotels and restaurants, we would have probably laughed at such a preposterous prediction. Yet, here we are in the midst of such a predicament.

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Shoreline from North Side of Oahu – Go Visit Hawaii

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Mahalo to Lisa Marie for sharing this shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Oahu in May 2019. Looks like a great place to admire the scenery and listen to the sounds of the ocean.

 

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Coronavirus travel advice for visitors to Hawaii in 2020 – Go Visit Hawaii

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With all the coronavirus headlines in the news, you may be wondering what sort of effect it’s had on Hawaii and should you be concerned about traveling to the Hawaiian Islands. Naturally, we’re all concerned and paying attention.

So far, a husband and wife who visited Hawaii from Japan have been confirmed to have the coronavirus (COVID-19.)  Both were confirmed to have the coronavirus after returning to Japan from their visit to Hawaii. They visited Maui and Oahu over the period of January 28 through February 3. 2020. The Department of Health does not believe that they caught the virus while in the Hawaiian Islands. For more information about this story, see this link.)

With the source of the coronavirus believed to be from Hubei Province, China, as of February 2, 2020, flights to Hawaii from China have been suspended. Additionally, the Hawaii Department of Health reports that federal authorities are screening passengers at Honolulu Airport. Passengers who have a recent travel history to Hubei Province, China, will be placed in mandatory quarantine until 14 days since they left the province. Travelers that have been to other areas of China in the past 14 days will be allowed to travel to their home or final destination and will be asked to monitor their health at home with public health supervision.

Also per the HDOH, “the U.S. Coast Guard will deny entry to the U.S. any passenger vessels carrying passengers that have been to mainland China (which excludes Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau) within the past 14 days. Non-passenger commercial vessels that have been to, or have crew that have been to, mainland China, with no sick crew members will be allowed entry to the U.S., but crew must remain aboard the vessel (U.S. Coast Guard bulletin).”

Recently, Hawaii News Now took to the streets in Waikiki to see what tourists are thinking and feeling about the risk of getting the coronavirus. Per their story, though people are concerned, they’re going on as normal. You can read that report here.

The following Hawaii Department of Health’s flyer provides information about the virus and the precautions everyone should take.

 

The risk of catching the coronavirus is relatively low, but it is a dynamic situation. For the latest information, check the following resources:

Hawaii Tourism Authority alerts related to the coronavirus COVID-19 Note that this alert page lists many resources.

Hawaii Department of Health advisories page for the coronavirus

Center for Disease Control page for the coronavirus

 

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