Hawaii reopens for tourism amid more masks, fewer leis
Kilauea volcano Hawaii lava tourist (Shutterstock)

The Hawaiian Islands reopened to tourism Thursday, an occasion that featured ubiquitous face masks, very few leis and thousands of arriving passengers, most of whom had passed preflight coronavirus tests in order to avoid quarantine requirements.Unlike the trickle of passengers who arrived in the islands over the last six months, this new group of visitors is free to move among hotels (though many remain closed), roam most beaches or dine in restaurants whose dining rooms are approved for 50 per cent capacity. Instead of staying put and isolating for 14 days, as previously required, these visi...

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