Masks No Longer Required at Hawaiʻi Airports and on Most U.S. Flights

A federal judge in Florida struck down the federal travel-related mask mandate on Monday.
Woman Traveling By Plane Wearing A Facemask
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After a federal judge in Florida struck down a nationwide mask mandate on airplanes, buses and other public transportation on Monday, many U.S. airlines—including Hawaiian Airlines—announced they would stop requiring masks aboard their flights. Masks are also no longer required at Hawaiʻi airports.

This ends a two-year-long mask requirement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Most major U.S. airlines—United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines—are making mask-wearing optional on domestic flights. Some have said they would still require them when flying into cities and countries where requirements were still in place. Best practice: Check with individual airlines for its policy.

Effective Tuesday, masks are optional for passengers of TheBus and Handi-Van on Oʻahu.

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