HONOLULU — The airline industry is looking at new regulations for travelers in Hawaii that would limit the ability of travelers to check their bags for luggage, according to the Hawaii Travel Board.
The agency says it’s looking at the proposed regulations to determine if it should be mandatory for airlines to notify passengers of their bags when they arrive at the airport.
Hawaii has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
It has long been a popular destination for vacationers from around the world.
In March, the Hawaii Board of Tourism announced that it would be temporarily banning travelers from entering Hawaii from the Middle East and Africa, as well as Cuba.
Hawaii has also been one a popular landing point for international visitors.
Hawaii Travel Board Executive Director Robert L. Stavroski says the changes are expected to go into effect Jan. 1.
The travel board is currently reviewing the regulations and expects to finalize the regulations by the end of this month, he said.
The travel advisory comes just weeks after the Trump administration announced a new travel ban aimed at preventing people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S.