DHS Secretary-General Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday on Good Morning America that the TSA was “ready,” but travelers should wait in line.
“We are very excited about the return of this journey. This is an opportunity for Americans to reunite with family and friends they haven’t seen in a while … There will be a lot of people traveling this weekend,” Mayorkas said. “It takes patience.”
at the beginning of this month The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a recommendation. It states that fully vaccinated Americans can safely gather without masks in all types of gatherings. Indoors or outdoors, AAA said this month that more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more over Memorial Day weekend, up more than 60 percent from 2020.
Oil prices over the Memorial Day weekend were higher than they were in seven years amid high demand and after the colonial pipeline shutdown this month.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki sought to keep prices more positive in a statement on Friday, saying Americans were now “They actually paid less for gas than they had on average over the past 15 years.”
“Across America, the pandemic is in recession,” Psaki said. and our lives returned to normal. Americans are eager to make up for lost time. And more and more people are traveling this Memorial Day weekend.”
President Joe Biden aims for 70% of American adults to get at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4.
“If you have been vaccinated you are protected And you can enjoy Memorial Day,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said this week. But she added that unvaccinated people still need to wear masks and take precautions.