If you are planning Thanksgiving travel, you may want to plan ahead and check for restrictions.
Across the United States, COVID cases are once again starting to go up but while these increases are not huge, they could effect Thanksgiving travel.
In Washington, D.C., the two-week mandatory quarantine for visitors is being lifted for the most part but they have issued a statement urging visitors to continue social distancing and some areas of the city are still not open to the public.
This is a similar issue across the country. In California, most businesses remain closed. Disneyland and other theme parks in the state will not reopen until 2021. These are big travel destinations for the holidays.
If you are traveling to visit family, you are far less likely to experience problems unless you are flying.
The airline industry has been hit hard by the travel restrictions. While some of their issues can be blamed on themselves, the pandemic has changed the way they are operating. It is expected that airlines will keep the one seat between travelers on all flights this holiday season and Thanksgiving tends to be a very big travel holiday.
While ticket prices may be cheaper now, they won’t remain that way and several airlines are seeing their flights booked for Thanksgiving week.
This really is all up to you and there is no easy way to circumvent any of it unless you simply drive to where you want to go. That too can be a little problematic and you should allow yourself extra time to get to your destination. Between road construction and increased travel on highways, you could experience delays more than usual.
Again, it comes down to preparation and now may even be a little too late for some travel plans but if you wait, it will definitely be too late to get those plans in motion.