An interactive guide to
traveling safely for the holidays
The holiday season is historically the busiest travel period in the United States. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, millions of Americans routinely board planes, hop on trains or hit the road to see family.
But what will the season look like in a pandemic year?
While travel numbers are slowly recovering from coronavirus lows — Transportation Security Administration records show that the number of people flying is climbing daily, although the rate is still below half of what it was in 2019 — many Americans remain unsure about their holiday travel plans.
Mark Crossey, the director of sales at travel search engine Skyscanner, says that with many states lifting restrictions and people longing to be reunited with family, searches and bookings for the holiday season are climbing.
At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn that travel increases your chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes covid-19, and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. But for those who choose to travel during the holiday season, we have gathered advice from experts on how to do it as safely as possible.