Usa: no restriction on domestic flights for Christmas
With third dose people will travel safely; increased controls at the airport
Across Europe new restrictions have been adopted to stem the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The number of deaths due to the pandemic exceeded 1.5 million people in recent hours and this has frightened governments. In the US, deaths are just over 800,000 today, and US health officials are equally concerned that the new wave will put a strain on hospitals in the coming weeks.
Americans who have undergone the third dose will be able to travel with a certain "ease" for the Christmas holidays and thus meet their families and relatives. The only restriction is to wear a mask at airports and on board airplanes. This was stated by the Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, Anthony Fauci, who however suggested to meet only among people who have been vaccinated or swabbed.
Daily passenger volume at airports has begun to climb. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the days of Thursday, Friday and Saturday exceeded two million daily checks. Omicron has already been detected in 89 countries and the variant is already the dominant strain in the UK and Denmark. The Netherlands reintroduced a lockdown until mid-January. Germany has banned travel from the UK as of yesterday. The US, with an average of more than 125,000 new cases per day, cannot sit idly by.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency