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Thursday 10 August 2023

Tourists urged to stay away from Maui

Wildfires are continuing to burn in multiple areas of Maui and on Hawai‘i Island’s Kohala Coast, the Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA) reports.

The fires have resulted in the evacuations of thousands of residents and visitors, and multiple closures of major roads. 

Over 100 people are believed to have died - but that number could rise further.

The HTA is in continuous communication with state and county emergency management officials to monitor this situation and provide updates.

About 46,000 people have flown out of Kahului Airport since Wednesday but some holidaymakers have infuriated locals by carrying on in their resorts - and frolicking on local beaches - as if nothing has happened.

Visitors who are on non-essential travel are being asked to leave Maui, and non-essential travel to Maui is strongly discouraged at this time.

In the days and weeks ahead, our collective resources and attention must be focused on the recovery of residents and communities that were forced to evacuate their homes and businesses.

Visitors who have travel plans to West Maui in the coming weeks are encouraged to consider rescheduling their travel plans for a later time.

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.

Travel to Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, and other parts of Hawaiʻi Island is not affected at this time.

While Kahului Airport on Maui remains open at this time, residents and visitors with travel bookings are encouraged to check with their airline for any flight changes or cancellations, or for assistance with rebooking.

Throughout this crisis, the HTA will be providing communication updates.

Visit for the latest general information, and for visitor-specific information.

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