Pandemic does not prevent millions from traveling in the United States for Thanksgiving


Pandemic does not prevent millions from traveling in the United States for Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans decided to travel by plane and car before Thanksgiving despite the risk from the coronavirus pandemic.

Vacancies have ignored warnings from authorities to stay home and limit their gatherings to members of their household.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also urged people not to travel to keep Thanksgiving festivities at a very moderate level.

American airports showcased their new security measures against the pandemic, placed Plexiglas barriers in the counters for the delivery of identification documents, rapid test sites inside the terminals, and a paper was delivered in which they were requested to the passengers to be quarantined when they reached their destination.

Although the number of Americans who traveled by air has been much lower than the same time last year, many decided to celebrate the holiday amid a sharp increase in deaths, hospitalizations and confirmed cases of coronavirus across the United States.

Between 900,000 and a million people a day passed through the nation’s airport checkpoints from Friday to Tuesday, a 60% decrease from last year.

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