Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

Southwest Life

Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

Bryant de Venecia stands with his paddleboard Nov. 11 in Honolulu. He started stand-up paddleboarding when there were fewer tourists coming to Hawaii during the pandemic. He’s among Hawaii’s residents feeling ambivalence toward tourists returning now that the state is allowing incoming travelers to bypass a 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test.

Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

Bryant de Venecia stands with his paddleboard Nov. 11 in Honolulu. He started stand-up paddleboarding when there were fewer tourists coming to Hawaii during the pandemic. He’s among Hawaii’s residents feeling ambivalence toward tourists returning now that the state is allowing incoming travelers to bypass a 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test.