DHS to launch ‘Hawaii Travel’ system as Trump moves to halt travel from Puerto Rico
DHS is expanding its Hawaii Travel Program to include the U.S. territory, which has been hit by Hurricane Maria.
The program is part of a broader effort to help Americans return home to their communities after a major natural disaster.
“The Hawaii Travel program is a vital tool for responding to natural disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement.
“With this expansion, we can help Americans safely and efficiently return to their families and communities without delay.”
Travelers will be able to visit Hawaii, which had been hit hardest by the hurricane, and then return home as part of the new travel program, DHS said in a press release.
Travelers can apply for the Hawaii Travel Pass or other travel passes that allow them to travel to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U of M, or the U