Due to concerns regarding the recent Kilauea volcano activity on the Island of Hawaii, we would like to provide you with a brief update on the situation.
In a statement Monday, Hawaii Governor David Ige reported, “Travel is safe to the Hawaiian Islands.” He noted, “The experts are telling us there is no danger from the eruptions to anyone outside the areas that have been evacuated.”
The latest updates from the Hawaii Tourism Authority confirm:
- None of the Hawaiian Islands are affected by the Kilauea volcano activity, except a remote area on the Island of Hawaii’s east side and the Kilauea Summit. View a map of the affected area.
- All flights into Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole – KOA and Hilo International Airport – ITO are operating normally.
- All accommodations, activities and attractions on the island are also operating normally, with the exception of those in the area affected by the lava activity.
- Air quality on the Island of Hawaii remains largely unchanged with this situation. Air quality is being closely studied and is of most concern in the immediate area inside where the volcanic activity is taking place.
- As a precaution, most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is currently closed until further notice.
View the full May 21, 2018 HTA release for additional statements from Governor Ige regarding the situation.