In a press conference on Tuesday, Governor David Ige announced that Hawaii's indoor mask mandate will be ending on March 25th. This comes at the same time that the state is ending its Save Travels program, which restricted those flying to and from Hawaii to show proof of vaccine or a negative test prior to arrival. The state mandate requiring restaurants to screen indoor dining patrons for proof of vaccination ended on March 6.
COVID-19 cases in the state have dropped dramatically in the last few weeks, with just 63 new cases reported Tuesday, March 8. The Governor mentioned that he's confident the vast majority of Hawaii residents have enough protection for the current COVID-19 situation.
The state is expecting a large up-tick in travelers to the islands as spring breakers look to put the pandemic behind them.