This year AAA estimates a 10% drop in travel from previous years, the largest decrease since 2008. Fewer Americans have travel plans this year and for a good reason. Many states have travel restrictions in place and public health authorities warn about the risks involved in traveling. If you decide to travel follow the public health guidance and here are a few other things to consider:
- Plan ahead and check with state and local authorities to learn about restrictions in place
- Follow public health guidelines, pack masks, sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, a thermometer, and make sure you monitor your health. Pack enough snacks and water to reduce the need to stop along the way
- Before you go check if the hotels are open, what safeguards they have in place, what are their social distancing protocols, capacity reductions, is the staff required to wear masks, and what are their cleaning protocols.
- If you are renting a vehicle, ask what is being done to clean the cars
AAA has introduced a new map tool with the latest state and local travel restriction, available here and a tool to check which rest stops, gas stations, restaurants and hotels are open, available here.
For those of you looking at public transit as a travel option, NJ Transit has a “How Full is My Ride” app feature. The latest version of the app uses a green, yellow, and red color-coded system to indicate volume on board. Learn more about the app here. Holiday rail schedule available here.
Some NJ Transit bus routes will operate on a modified schedule on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27. Holiday schedules are available here.
SEPTA schedules available here
PATH schedules available here.
Philadelphia Airport info available here.
Trenton Airport info available here.
Newark Airport info available here.
CDC guidance for the holidays can be found here.
Stay safe and healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!