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Americans travel home for Thanksgiving despite coronavirus surge

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the roads ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring petrol on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.



Travellrs arrive at Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport, New York (John Minchillo/AP)


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Travellrs arrive at Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport, New York (John Minchillo/AP)

Those who are flying witnessed a distinctly 2020 landscape at the nation’s airports: plexiglass barriers in front of the ID stations, rapid virus testing sites inside terminals, masks in check-in areas and on board planes, and paperwork asking passengers to quarantine on arrival at their destination.

While the number of Americans travelling by air over the past several days was down dramatically from the same time last year, many pressed ahead with their holiday plans amid skyrocketing deaths, hospital admissions and confirmed infections across the US.

Some were tired of more than eight

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  • November 26, 2020
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5 Places To Travel Near Delhi For Christmas Weekend This Year Under 10K

Christmas is just around the corner and for so many of us, this is the time to pack our travel bags and head for a holiday with our loved ones. Also, the celebrations this year won’t be just the way they usually are so travelling somewhere around can be a good option to enjoy the Christmas weekend. 

If you are running low on your Christmas celebrations budget this year then you have landed on the right page. We thought of bringing you 5 destinations around Delhi which you could explore, travel to for the Christmas weekend under 10K.

Agra



a bridge over a body of water: agra weekend getaway


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agra weekend getaway

A long, nice self-drive to the city of love, Agra is just what you need on that long Christmas weekend. Well, it is not just the Taj Mahal but so much more that makes the city just the perfect getaway. First things first,

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  • November 26, 2020
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Americans ignore coronavirus warnings as millions travel home for Thanksgiving

More than 88,000 people in the U.S. – an all-time high – were in the hospital with Covid-19 as of Tuesday, pushing the health care system in many places to the breaking point, and new cases of the virus have been setting records, soaring to an average of over 174,000 per day.

Deaths have surged to more than 1,600 per day, a mark last seen in May, when the crisis in the New York area was easing.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local authorities have begged people not to travel and urged them to keep their Thanksgiving celebrations small.

“That’ll make sure that your extended family are around to celebrate Christmas and to celebrate the holidays next year,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said.

But even Denver Mayor Michael Hancock flew to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and youngest daughter despite sending messages on

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  • November 26, 2020
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VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

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Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.

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Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:

— Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials that family gatherings could make a bad situation worse.

— More people are applying for unemployment benefits as the economy remains burdened by the coronavirus. About 778,000 people applied for unemployment last week, the second straight week the number has risen.

— Authorities are desperately pleading with people to stay home for the holidays and dramatically increasing fines for businesses that break

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  • November 26, 2020
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Americans Risk Thanksgiving Travel Despite COVID-19 Warnings

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.

Those who are flying witnessed a distinctly 2020 landscape at the nation’s airports: plexiglass barriers in front of the ID stations, rapid virus testing sites inside terminals, masks in check-in areas and on board planes, and paperwork asking passengers to quarantine on arrival at their destination.

While the number of Americans traveling by air over the past several days was down dramatically from the same time last year, many pressed ahead with their holiday plans amid skyrocketing deaths, hospitalizations and confirmed infections across the U.S.

Some were tired of more than eight months of social distancing and determined to spend time with loved ones.

“I think with

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  • November 26, 2020
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Despite warnings against holiday travel, AUS packed with people Wednesday morning

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite warnings and pleas from health officials for people to stay home for Thanksgiving due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was very busy Wednesday morning.

KXAN’s Nabil Remadna went out to the airport to see what it looked like, and he saw long lines at check-in counters and kiosks and people filing through the airport toward security checkpoints to make their flights.

Thursday is expected to be the busiest day of pre-Thanksgiving travel this holiday. Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day overall.

As of 6:30 a.m., security checkpoint wait times at AUS range from three to 13 minutes.

Employees at the airport anticipated the increased traffic and have stationed “safety ambassadors” throughout the airport to remind people to practice social distancing and make sure they keep masks on.

Travel at AUS is still down about 60% from what it was at this

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  • November 25, 2020
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U.S. Virgin Islands added to CT’s travel advisory list | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The U.S. Virgin Islands were added to Connecticut’s travel advisory list on Tuesday. 

No states or territories were removed. 

The governor’s office continues to say that New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island meet the criteria for the travel advisory, but due to the interconnected nature of the region, they are not being included on the list. 

At this time, Gov. Ned Lamont said he highly discourages all nonessential travel to New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. 

Over the summer, Connecticut joined New York and New Jersey to implement a regional travel advisory, which would limit people traveling into those three states from other areas that have a high spread of COVID-19.

Folks traveling into CT, NY, or NJ from any of the states on the list must quarantine for 14 days.

As of Nov. 17, the following locations were listed in the state’s travel

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  • November 25, 2020
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Fewer people expected to travel during Thanksgiving holiday amid surge in COVID-19 cases | Local News

With the nation in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, fewer people are expected to make their annual treks to gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving.

Lancaster County set a daily record for new COVID-19 cases this weekend when it recorded 465 Sunday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. That’s 97 more new cases than the previous record of 368 set Thursday. Another 181 new county cases were recorded Monday.

AAA is anticipating at least a 10% drop from last year’s 55 million travelers, the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008.



Lancaster County's rate for positive COVID tests more than double the target level

“The wait-and-see travel trend continues to impact final travel decisions, especially for the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Paula Twidale, AAA Travel senior vice president. “The decision to travel is a personal one. For those who are considering making a trip, the majority will go by car, which provides the flexibility to

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  • November 24, 2020
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For holiday travel, England uses tests to reduce quarantines

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FILE – In this file photo dated Monday, June 8, 2020, passengers wearing face masks arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport. The two-week quarantine period that travelers arriving in England from a destination not on the British government’s coronavirus safe list could be cut to just five days if they test negative for COVID-19. The change to the quarantine rules, which was announced Tuesday Nov. 24, 2020, and comes into force on Dec. 15, has been long-awaited by the travel industry, one of the worst-hit sectors during the pandemic.

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In a boost to holiday travel that will be cheered by families and businesses, the British government has laid out a plan to reduce England’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from destinations not deemed safe to as little as five days if they test negative for COVID-19.

The change to the quarantine rules, which was announced Tuesday and

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  • November 24, 2020
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How the Pandemic Has Impacted Thanksgiving Travel Plans

By Erin El Issa

Turkey Day will look different this year for many Americans because of the pervasive impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Three in five U.S. adults who had Thanksgiving travel plans (60%) say these plans have been affected by the pandemic, according to a new NerdWallet survey. Just 12% say their plans haven’t been impacted, and another 29% aren’t sure if they will be. And while some are still planning to travel, many are forgoing seeing loved ones in person this year.

In a NerdWallet survey of more than 2,000 Americans conducted online by The Harris Poll, we asked about how the pandemic is impacting 2020 Thanksgiving travel plans, including transportation and lodging.

Key Findings

  • Covid-19 affects plans to see loved ones: Among Americans who say their Thanksgiving travel plans have been impacted by the pandemic, 42% say they usually travel with or visit friends and family, but
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  • November 24, 2020