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Memorial Day weekend travel may differ due to coronavirus

Posted at 11:50 AM, May 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Travel is expected to look a bit different over Memorial Day weekend this year because of a long list of changes caused by the coronavirus.

For the first time in two decades, AAA didn't release a Memorial Day travel forecast.

What is open for Memorial Day weekend

AAA Nevada spokesperson Sergio Avila says the coronavirus pandemic undermined the company's usual data. But it does expect more people to drive this weekend than fly, and Avila said its best for drivers to have a game plan before hitting the road.

"Make sure that that you're good to go, and you know what restrictions might be in place. It's good to take extra food with you, extra water, and medications if needing them while traveling," Avila said.

Health professionals like Dr. Jonathan Baktari say travel can be risky with the virus still around.

He says for travelers to wash or sanitize their hands after every stop, avoid face touching, and to keep a safe distance between others when it comes to helping minimize the risk of coronavirus.

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