Hawaii governor David Ige urges tourists not to visit as covid-19 surge punishes hospitals

August 25, 2021 ☼ hawaiipandemiceconomy

Source: The Washington Post - Link

Hawaii Gov. David Ige pleaded with tourists from around the world on Monday to not visit the islands through at least the end of October, as the state grapples with an influx of coronavirus cases from residents and vacationers who brought the virus with them.

Although the governor’s announcement does not prohibit travelers from visiting Hawaii, Ige (D) said at a news conference that he is working with airlines, hotels and other tourism-related businesses to “do what they could” to curb tourism to the state except for people traveling for essential business. Restaurant capacity has been restricted, and access to rental cars is limited.

People moving around and feeling entitled. No one feels more entitled than a tourist.