Clarified: How to travel, gather safely during holidays

Plus, the exciting holiday traditions returning in 2021.


After a holiday season in 2020 marked by isolation, the holiday season in 2021 is already looking very different. Approved vaccines are bringing families back together this year and that means travel will be at an all-time high.

All across the country, airports have seen more and more passengers ready to fly again. While still facing staffing shortages, the industry is bracing for the holiday rush.

“Just plan early and go ahead be prepared, things change daily in this world right now,” said Deb Metcalf, co-owner of Travel Agents International.

The state department has lifted the travel ban just in time for the holidays allowing fully-vaccinated travelers to come here and celebrate with loved ones.

“My parents missed the wedding of my son and my daughter. They were married just a month apart from each other,” said Beth Boone of Maine. “We're a very close family, so it's been very difficult."

However and wherever you and your loved ones celebrate the holidays this year, being able to travel will make all the difference.

In this episode of Clarified, we discuss traveling in a semi-vaccinated world, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for gathering and traveling safely and the exciting holiday traditions returning in 2021.