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Sunday to be busiest day for travel on Thanksgiving weekend, despite pandemic

Posted at 9:33 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 12:33:12-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but it will still be light in comparison to holiday travel before the pandemic.

Four million Southern Californians were expected to travel over Thanksgiving, despite warnings against travel because of the pandemic.

The CDC advised people not to travel, asking them to stay home, to avoid further spread of COVID-19. Doctors worry about the effects of this weekend's travel will be seen in a few weeks from now, with a surge of cases.

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Throughout the weekend, the San Diego International Airport remained relatively empty, there were no long lines for pick-up or drop-off of passengers, and the lines for flight check-ins were only a few people long.

If you are traveling, health officials recommend following all health guidelines currently in place, like wearing a mask at all times and social distancing.