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Holiday Travel Projected To Decrease By 30 Percent Due To Coronavirus Pandemic – CBS Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2020-12-21 00:27:56 –

Pittsburgh (KDKA) — Many Americans do not board buses, trains, or planes this year.

“We expect New Year’s travel to drop by 30%,” said Jim Garrity, a spokesman for AAA East Central.

AAA estimates that about 84.5 million people are traveling. About 34 million fewer Americans than last year.

They said it would be the minimum amount of travel around the holidays since 2008.

From now on to vacation, more people were able to decide not to travel.

“We were able to enter Christmas Eve, we were able to enter New Year’s Eve, and some people may say that this year is not the year. Let’s stay home.” Gality said.

According to AAA, about 96% of vacation travelers will fill their petrol tanks and hit the road. Part of this is partly due to many people who do not take year-end holidays due to a pandemic.

“They control variables in ways that aren’t possible in flight. Understand the very specifics of where they travel,” Garrity told KDKA.

For those in flight, health leaders are advised to wear masks, wash hands and do not eat or drink on airplanes. It is advisable to undergo testing and quarantine prior to travel or quarantine at your destination.

“It’s not a bad idea to talk to your doctor. If you’re considering a trip, talk to your boss to find out what your boss is saying and what you need to do,” Garity said of Zoom.

AAA recommends that you look at individual restrictions not only for your destination, but also for your travel destination.

“I think a lot of people need to keep in mind if they decide to drive just to reduce the risk,” said Garrity.

AAA has created a map showing 19 limits for some cities and counties, not just states.

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