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Where Are You Traveling For Memorial Day Weekend And What Precautions Are You Taking?




People run on a beach path during the coronavirus pandemic on May 03, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
People run on a beach path during the coronavirus pandemic on May 03, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
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Around 43 million people traveled this time last year for the Memorial Day holiday, according to AAA.

Things will look very different this year. Although AAA didn’t put out a travel forecast this year (the first time since the organization started doing so 20 years ago), record low travel is expected this weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Even as states begin to reopen and it’s deemed safe to travel, experts expect that travelers will gravitate toward domestic and regional road trips, staying close to home. They don’t envision much international travel for quite some time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends only travel if it’s essential. If you do plan to travel this weekend though, experts say you should be thinking about packing sanitizers and disinfectants, facial coverings and maybe extra food to help limit stops. You should also consider the restrictions in the areas you're stopping in or traveling to because every place is different. Today on AirTalk, we want to know where you’re traveling this weekend. Are you taking a trip? Are you taking any additional safety precautions while traveling? Tell us your plans by calling 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Catharine Hamm, travel editor for the Los Angeles Times; she tweets @CatHamm