AAA expects fewer travelers this Thanksgiving amid pandemic

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Traveling will likely look different this Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to AAA, they expect to see fewer travelers this Thanksgiving season.

AAA predicts at least a 10% drop in travel. They say this will be the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008.

More specifically, AAA is projecting 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving versus the 55 million who traveled in 2019.

If you are still set on traveling, AAA suggests having a plan.

  • Be aware of local and state COVID-19 travel restrictions.
  • Know testing requirements for your place of travel as well a quarantine orders.
  • Follow public health guidance.

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