Omicron and air travel. What will happen post-Thanksgiving?

Vacationers took to the skies in file numbers this Thanksgiving season.

The TSA experiences that it screened 2,451,300 air passengers on Sunday, the top of the lengthy vacation weekend. That quantity marks the busiest day for the company for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020.

Wednesday, historically thought-about the busiest journey day of the yr, noticed 2,311,978 air vacationers screened.

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However business consultants aren’t breaking open tiny liquor bottles to toast the numbers fairly but. Rising concern in regards to the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, raises questions on whether or not individuals will cease flying once more, at the same time as the vacation season continues.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says no omicron circumstances have been reported in the USA.

Nonetheless, it has come to North America as two circumstances in Ontario, in line with the Public Well being Company of Canada.

The USA, Canada, the European Union, and the UK are amongst those who have issued journey bans for South Africa, the place the variant was first detected, and different international locations in southern Africa.