For many Americans, this holiday season marked the first time they were planning to take a trip away from home in months. In September, travel booking site Hopper polled 850 people about whether they’re planning to travel for the holidays this year, and 55 percent said it was going to be their first time traveling since the start of the pandemic.
Despite CDC warning Americans shouldn’t travel this holiday season, millions are taking to the skies and highways to get home this holiday season. The end of the year is sneaking up on us quick, and people are weighing travel plans to join friends and family for the holidays against the backdrop of a surge of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CDC is reminding everyone that traveling does increase transmission risk for COVID-19 and that gatherings with those you do not live with can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. According to the CDC, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. But are you traveling anyway?
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