Synopsis: Although the aviation threat level has increased from “yellow” to “red” and the alert for Mauna Loa has gone from “advisory” to “warning,” travelers are being told they do not currently need to change their travel plans.
Mauna Loa in Hawaii is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The eruption of Mauna Loa has made travelers visit Hawaii and enjoy their weekend. This volcano is located within Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii. So, whether you must be concerned about this eruption if you are traveling to Hawaii?
At this time, according to local authorities, the lava is contained in the vicinity of the mountain’s summit and is not spreading elsewhere. According to the Department of Defense of the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency, the summit area has been the site of about half of all known Mauna Loa eruptions.
Although the aviation threat level has increased from “yellow” to “red” and the alert for Mauna Loa has gone from “advisory” to “warning,” travelers are being told they do not currently need to change their travel plans. Hilo and Kona airports both on the island are still operational and running normally.
There have been no calls for evacuations, but guests in vacation rentals should get in touch with their hosts for more information. Hawaii is the heaven for best beaches in the world and travelers love to spend some quality time with their families and friends.
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Hawaiian Authority has released some Q&A that you must know before visiting Hawaii.
Whether I travel to Hawaii right now or not?
No need to worry yourself out because the islands in Hawaii are safe for travelers. The volcano is located on the southernmost island of Hawaii. Do not visit there instead visit other islands like Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai are unaffected by a volcanic eruptions and safe.
Should you re-route your travel plans to other islands?
If you have made plans to visit Hawaii island then don’t cancel it because it is unlikely to create any problems right now. The two main airports Kona and Hilo are still open. However, we will recommend you check your flight status again.
Is eruption dangerous for the native Hawaiian people?
Although all of the lava now being released is contained within the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, volcanic eruptions are dynamic, and circumstances can change quickly.
In case an evacuation is required, residents and guests staying in the communities that are situated below Mauna Loa should be prepared.