According to the annual AAA story on holiday travel, one of the worst traffic jams in the country will be Wednesday rush hour on I-290 west.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. It’s essential to know requirements and recommendations based on your vaccination status, where you’re traveling from and your destination.
AAA’s COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Map helps travelers understand closures, recommendations and requirements when traveling in the U.S. In addition, the CDC has an interactive map with recommendations and information about restrictions for international travel.
With specific exceptions, noncitizens who have been in certain countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States, either as immigrants or nonimmigrants. For more information, visit Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States.
Masks are still required for everyone on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of U.S. public transportation and within transportation hubs such as airports and stations. The CDC also recommends everyone wear a mask indoors in public places in an area of substantial or high transmission.
100 Million on The Roads, 6 Million in The Skies
2021 Year-end holiday travelers compared to previous years
Theme parks, beaches and Vegas are popular destinations
AAA booking data through October shows that domestically, theme-park-heavy destinations like Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California, top the list of popular travel spots. Las Vegas, New York City and several other Florida cities also rank high.
|Las Vegas, NV|
|New York, NY; Kahului, Maui, HI (tie)|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|San Diego, CA|
Higher Prices This Holiday Season
Worst Corridors and Times to Travel
Daily Worst and Best Times to Travel
|Date||Worst travel time||Best travel time|
|12/25/21||Minimal congestion expected|
|12/31/21||2:00–4:00pm||Before 1:00pm, after 5:00pm|
|1/1/22||Minimal congestion expected|
Forecasted numbers may change
AAA notes that the actual number of travelers could fluctuate as we approach the holidays. Some people may decide to stay home if there is an increase in reported COVID-19 cases or because of concerns about the omicron variant, while others may note the progress in vaccinations and make last-minute decisions to travel.
AAA recommends working with a travel advisor who can help you plan a vacation that meets your needs and comfort level this holiday season. To get started and to learn more, visit AAA.com/Travel.
SOURCE: AAA news release