How to weigh risk when traveling with children this holiday – Salon

In December 2020, the end of the first year of the pandemic, only one-quarter of Americans traveled for the holidays — a fraction of the normal one-third who do. This year is different: air travel is triple what it was in 2020, and 109 million Americans — almost exactly one-third of the country — are traveling. The timing couldn’t be worse: the incredibly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 is causing a vast surge in cases. That’s causing many to rethink plans — particularly those with children under the age of five, who are not yet eligible for vaccination. Indeed, the lack of a vaccine for the youngest means young children, toddlers and babies are unprotected this holid…….

Holiday traveling and Omicron: Here are some strategies for staying safe. – The New York Times

Even as the number of coronavirus cases is skyrocketing in some parts of the United States, largely driven by the Omicron variant, the holiday travel rush appears unstoppable. On Friday, Los Angeles International Airport reported its busiest day since early 2020, and on Sunday, 2.1 million people passed through airports in the United States, nearly twice as many as at this time last year.

For people who are determined to keep their travel plans, figuring out how to do so responsibly remains confusing. So what can travelers do?

Get a booster. Only one in six Americans have received a booster, ac…….

Lake Tahoe expected to get feet of snow; traveling to area not advised for holiday weekend – KGO-TV

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — If you’re planning to travel to Lake Tahoe for the Christmas holiday, act fast. A winter storm is bringing feet of snow and dangerous conditions to the Sierra Nevada.

ABC7 News Meteorologist Mike Nicco says Wednesday is the best day to drive. After that conditions will quickly deteriorate. Traveling is not advised through Christmas Day. “Unless it’s an emergency, I don’t even think I would try to travel,” said Nicco.

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Multiple rounds of heavy snow are expected in the Sierra through the weekend. two to five feet in lower elevations. The highest peaks could see up to 10 feet of snow.

Nicco says drivers should b…….

These Are All The Items You Can — and Can’t — Fly with this Holiday, According to the TSA – PEOPLE

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$1 million of silver bullion stolen from truck traveling between Sydney and Melbourne – Kitco NEWS

(Kitco News) In a year-end heist, thieves got their hands on $1 million worth of silver bullion, which disappeared from a truck traveling between Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.

Police are appealing to the public for help, releasing the images of the silver bars.

“Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information after silver bullion valued at $1 million was stolen from a truck traveling between Sydney and Melbourne,” the New South Wales Police Force said in a press release.

The missing silver was reported when the truck arrived in Melbourne on November 29 after leaving New South Wales on November 26. The heist happened while th…….

TSA screens more than 2M passengers for third straight day, despite rise in Covid-19 cases – CNN

More than 2 million people were screened at US airports December 16, 17 and 18, according to checkpoint data from the Transportation Security Administration.

Those numbers are nearly double what they were a year ago but fall short of the pre-pandemic 2019 figures, the data shows.

This year, 2.063 million traveled on December 16, 2.234 million traveled on December 17 and 2.035 million traveled on December 18.

On those same days in 2020, 846,934 traveled on the 16th, 1.067 million traveled on the 17th and 1.074 million traveled on the 18th.

Holiday travelers wait in line for their TSA screening at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, December 16, 2021.</…….

Will Omicron Lead to Entry Ban for Brits Traveling to Austria? – Vindobona

Austria is reportedly considering tightening entry restrictions on travelers from Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands and classifying them as “virus variant areas.”

The pressure to increase restrictions on travelers from Great Britain has mainly come from the Austrian federal state of Salzburg.

According to the Salzburger Nachrichten, “Health Advisor and Provincial Governor Deputy Christian Stöckl is calling for a tightening of entry regulations not only for Great Britain but also for Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands.”

“The entry regulations need to be reconsidered very quickly. We now hav…….

Gov. Lamont says to think twice before traveling to NY, NJ amid omicron spread – News 12 Connecticut

Dec 21, 2021, 3:13amUpdated 22h ago

By: News 12 Staff

As Christmas quickly approaches, the omicron variant has officially become the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the United States. So, should people be changing their holiday travel plans?

This year is quite different than last, with no talk of imposing travel restrictions within the U.S.

Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he might be hesitant to travel to New York and New Jersey since omicron is spreading more quickly there. The governor says it is a good idea to test before gathering with others.

“If I am thinking out loud, I say New York and New Jersey, given the spread of omicron, I might be hesitant abo…….