King Kamehameha reigned as king of a united Hawaii from 1810 until his death in 1819. He created modern Hawaii by forging an empire out of a chain of scattered island-kingdoms long ruled by petty kings and chieftains. King Kamehameha unified all of the Hawai’ian islands by the time of his death, ruling Hawaii, Maui, O’ahu, Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Moloka’i, Lana’i, and Kaho’olawe.
Effective December 17, the State's self-quarantine period is reduced from 14 to 10 days. Travelers are required to have a negative test result from a trusted partner before departing for the State of Hawai‘i in order to bypass the 10-day quarantine. A mandatory Safe Travels program shall be used by all travelers.