Skip to main content
Tags: travel | air | covid | cases | tsa

Weekend Air Travel Marks Highest Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

passengers operate kiosks at the airport
Crowds seen on Dec. 18, 2020 at American Airlines check-in counter at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Va. ( Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 21 December 2020 06:48 PM EST

More than 3.2 million people passed through security checkpoints at airports over the last three days, marking it the busiest weekend since the start of the coronavirus pandemic despite advisories to avoid travel during the holiday season, according to figures published by the Transportation Security Administration, reports Forbes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month issued guidance discouraging travel and urging those who need to travel to acquire coronavirus tests before and after their trip.

“Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” the CDC said in updated guidance on Dec. 2.

The 3.2 million passengers screened Friday, Saturday and Sunday mark the only time during the pandemic where over 1 million travelers came through checkpoints three days in a row.

TSA spokesperson Daniel Velez told The Washington Post the next two busiest weekends were those before and after Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 cases fell to 179,801 on Sunday from 193,947 on Saturday, according to data from The New York Times. The daily death toll was 1,422 on Sunday, down from 2,628 on Saturday.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
More than 3.2 million people passed through security checkpoints at airports over the last three days, marking it the busiest weekend since the start of the coronavirus pandemic despite advisories to avoid travel during the holiday season,...
travel, air, covid, cases, tsa
195
2020-48-21
Monday, 21 December 2020 06:48 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved