What to Know If You Plan Travel to Hawaii

Due to the current wildfires in Hawaii, people with travel plans to the state in the near future are understandably wondering what they should do. To begin with, if you planned to visit Maui, local government officials want nonessential travel to the island to be rescheduled to help ease the stress on local infrastructure. Major airlines are also offering travel waivers and changes to bookings without penalties to better assist customers. Airlines offering these options include Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Hawaii’s tourism management authority also issued a statement saying, “Visitors with travel plans to stay in other parts of Maui and the Kohala Coast of Hawaiʻi Island in the coming weeks are encouraged to contact their hotels for updated information and how their travel plans may be affected.”

To help Hawaiians with these recovery efforts, people can make donations to the Red Cross by visiting the Red Cross website.

Donations for the Hawaii relief efforts can also be made by texting “HAWAII” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Full terms can be found at redcross.org/foxforward.