In the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Maui Travel Update on August 21, visitors throughout Hawai‘i are urged to be especially mindful and respectful in our island home as our community continues through this extremely difficult time. HTA continues to coordinate efforts with federal, state, and county emergency management officials. Regular updates are provided to our travel partners (airlines, accommodations, ground transportation companies, activity providers, travel agents, and wholesalers), as well as to local, national, and international media to keep the public informed.
- CLOSED: non-essential and visitor travel is strongly discouraged to West Maui (including Lahaina, Nāpili, Kāʻanapali, and Kapalua). The impacted area of Lahaina remains off limits to the public as long as search and recovery efforts continue.
- OPEN: All other areas of Maui are safe and open to travelers (including Hāna, Kahului, Kīhei, Makawao, Mākena, Pāʻia, Wailea, and Wailuku)
- OPEN: All other Hawaiian Islands, including Hawaiʻi Island, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu remain open.
- More info: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency | August 2023 Wildfires and Maui Wildfires Update – Hawaii Tourism Authority and Maui Fires FAQ Guide: Your Questions Answered – Civil Beat