Travelers share thoughts on COVID-19 travel
JACKSON, Tenn. — Many people are traveling this holiday season, and they told us what they think about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just two days after Christmas, and with the upcoming New Year, many people are traveling home to visit family members for the holidays.
Due to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made guidelines for travel safety, recommending people travel by car or if possible stay home.
We spoke to individuals who are making travel plans, and they believe it is safe to travel even during the pandemic.
“I’m not worried about it at all. I stay safe. I keep clean and eat well, and I haven’t worn a mask the whole time,” said a traveler to Texas, Allen Filson.
Some also say they make sure to stay as clean as possible, and others say to do what you need to do to stay safe while traveling to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“I make sure to cover my face, and wash my hands. So I’m good,” said one Jackson resident who is travelling to Texas.
Others also say they are making sure to not travel as often as they once did due to the pandemic.