Travel News & Notes for Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Here is a look at some of the travel-related headlines for Sunday, December 19, 2021:

COVID Overload

President Joe Biden announced new steps to fight COVID-19 as the number of new cases continues to rise and the U.S. recorded its first death from the now dominant omicron variant, The Center Square reported.

The administration’s plan includes deploying an additional 1,000 troops in January and February to hospitals that are near or at capacity with COVID-19 patients. The service members will include military doctors, nurses and paramedics, according to the fact sheet.

The action plan includes distribution of 500 million taxpayer-funded home testing kits starting in January 2022, and the opening of new federal testing sites across the U.S.

Delta Air Lines wants shorter quarantines for COVID breakthrough cases, the New York Post reported.

Other News

WalletHub found Atlanta; Orlando, Florida; and Las Vegas are the best cities for Christmas, while New York; Las Vegas; and Orlando, Florida are the best cities for New Year’s.

Airlines warn 5G could cause problems with their systems and lead to 350,000 delays annually, the New York Post reported.

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