A plane flies into Lihue Airport on Kauai.
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Planning to fly to Hawaii for the holidays? Better make sure your negative COVID-19 results are in hand, and not just pending, before boarding your plane under a change to the state’s Safe Travels program announced Thursday, Nov. 19.
Another big change: pack a few extra face masks, too. A new statewide mandate issued Monday, Nov. 16, requires those ages 5 and up to wear masks in all indoor public settings, in private vehicles when members of other households are present, and outdoors when 6 feet distance from non-household members can’t be maintained.
There are a few exceptions, such as when eating and drinking, or for those with medical conditions. Violation is a misdemeanor