Hawaii considering welcoming more tourists back if COVID-19 cases remain low

Towards the end of the summer, Gov. David Ige pleaded with tourists to avoid traveling to the island in the wake of increased COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Towards the end of the summer, Gov. David Ige pleaded with tourists to avoid traveling to the island in the wake of increased COVID-19 hospitalizations. Photo credit Getty Images

After an onslaught of tourists over the summer and a subsequent surge in COVID-19 cases, Hawaii Gov. David Ige urged visitors not to come to the island through October.

Now, Ige has tentatively indicated tourism could resume in earnest in the coming weeks as long as COVID-19 cases remain consistently low.

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