How does the Kilauea volcano affect your travel plans?

The short answer — it shouldn’t. Every island and resort United Vacations® books with remain open and unaffected. The Kilauea volcano has touched a small area on the eastern end of Hawaii’s Big Island (as seen in the map below), but travel and activities throughout Hawaii continue safely and unencumbered.​

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map of hawaii with affected area indicated - eastern end of Hawaii’s Big Island 

Up-to-date information

According to the Hawaiian Tourism Authority:
  • Volcanic activity is contained to a remote 10-square-mile area on the eastern end of Hawaii’s Big Island.
  • All flights to Kona and Hilo remain open.
  • Air quality remains largely unchanged, except near where the lava is flowing.
  • Nearly all attractions and accommodations are operating normally, except a precautionary closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
 
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