Report: From January to August, Hawaii saw just 2.2M visitors

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Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 3:31 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii is preparing for reopen tourism to the islands next month, but for now visitor arrivals remain at a trickle.

New figures from the Hawaii Tourism Authority show that just 2.2 million visitors came to the islands through August. That’s down 69% from the year before.

In the month of August, arrivals were down 98% compared to the same month last year.

The authority said 22,344 visitors traveled to Hawaii last month.

A mandatory 14-day quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific travelers.

Come Oct. 15, the state will allow those who test negative for COVID-19 before arriving to forgo quarantine ― in what state officials are describing as the first step toward rebooting tourism.

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