Festival holidays are the only times when families and friends plan to visit their loved ones overseas. If we talk about America specifically, every year, millions of people come to the USA in order to celebrate Thanksgiving together. Since we are stuck in the cursed year, Covid-19 has ruined all the plans, and people who loved to travel are stuck in their homes. But, to our surprise, Thanksgiving travel has not been impacted as badly as we expected it to be.
According to the infographic below, the overall change in the percentage of Thanksgiving is down to approximately 10% only in comparison with that of 2019. The medium chosen for travel by almost half of the normal travelers is the airplane, whereas very few people are expected to travel via buses, train, or cruises this Thanksgiving.
Americans seem to be more comfortable with traveling in their personal cars during the pandemic, which is somewhat a safe mode of travel. The percentage for car travel this year is predicted to reduce by as low as 4.3%.
No matter how many precautions you take, there is always a risk of transmitting the deadly Coronavirus amongst your family and friends at a party or gathering. Despite the pandemic, Americans are super excited to celebrate the festival with their short/medium-distance relatives. The health officials advise the people to stay very careful and follow all the SOPs and maintain social distancing during the event. Furthermore, they also suggest the people to keep their gatherings as small as possible.
Infographic by: Statista.com