Pandemic-weary Iowans ready to travel for spring break

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MARCH 8. ERIC: NEW THIS MORNING, WE’RE HELPING YOU NAVIGATE A SAFE SPRING BREAK TRIP, WHILE KEEPING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN MIND. ALYX: KCCI’S TOMMIE CLARK SHOWS US HOW TO KEEP TRACK OF TRAVEL RESTRICTION CHANGES, TOMMIE? TOMMIE: I REACHED OUT TO AAA. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN IOWANS WANTING TO TRAVEL, ESPECIALLY FOR SPRING BREAK. THIS IS THEIR COLOR-CODED COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIO MAP. IT BREAKS DOWN WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. ALL OF THE PEACH REPRESENTS AREAS REOPENING WITH MASK REQUIREMENTS. YOU CAN ZOOM IN TO SPECIFIC AREAS, LIKE IOWA, WHICH IS GREEN, MEANING WE HAVE NO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AAA IN CLIVE SAYS HELPING IOWA PLAN THEIR TRIPS HAS BEEN CRAZY BECAUSE EVERY STATE, EVERY COUNTRY HAS ITS OWN COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. WITH DIFFERENT TRENDS IN EACH PLACE, THEY SAY YOU NEED TO PLAN AHEAD, PLAN YOUR STOPS A DECIDE DETAILS BEFOREHAND. AGENTS HAVE BEEN KEPT ON THEIR TOES BALANCING THE DAILY CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGE DON: — JOHN: IT’S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THIS YEAR BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE THE MASS, ALL AT ONCE, EVERYONE GETTING READY TO GO. IT’S NOW LAST SECOND TRAVEL THINGS, SO PEOPLE ARE, HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO PLAN AHEAD, BECAU THEY HAVEN’T KNOWN. SO NOW THEY’RE FINALLY ABLE TO SAY LET’S GO DO SOMETHING, LET’S GET SOMEWHER

Pandemic-weary Iowans ready to travel for spring break


AAA says more Iowans are jet-setting to spring break, as cabin fever hits an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic.Some spring break trips have been booked for months while other Iowans are calling in now to find out what they can still do during the pandemic.AAA is also seeing an uptick in road trips, domestic travel and tours. That includes a big increase in people wanting to have guided travel in the U.S., like at national parks.AAA Clive, Iowa Field Manager John Roberts says it’s possible to travel, but make sure you check out restrictions in that region before you go.”It’s completely different this year because we don’t have the mass, all at once, everyone getting ready to go. It’s now last-second travel things, so people are, haven’t been able to plan ahead, because they haven’t known, so now they’re finally able to say let’s go do something, let’s get somewhere,” Roberts said.Roberts says a lot of Iowans want to go to the Caribbean islands.Before you plan that trip, go to cdc.gov/travel/noticescovid19. It tells you where to avoid travel based on these ranges from unknown to very high COVID-19 levels.

AAA says more Iowans are jet-setting to spring break, as cabin fever hits an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some spring break trips have been booked for months while other Iowans are calling in now to find out what they can still do during the pandemic.

AAA is also seeing an uptick in road trips, domestic travel and tours. That includes a big increase in people wanting to have guided travel in the U.S., like at national parks.

AAA Clive, Iowa Field Manager John Roberts says it’s possible to travel, but make sure you check out restrictions in that region before you go.

“It’s completely different this year because we don’t have the mass, all at once, everyone getting ready to go. It’s now last-second travel things, so people are, haven’t been able to plan ahead, because they haven’t known, so now they’re finally able to say let’s go do something, let’s get somewhere,” Roberts said.

Roberts says a lot of Iowans want to go to the Caribbean islands.

Before you plan that trip, go to cdc.gov/travel/noticescovid19. It tells you where to avoid travel based on these ranges from unknown to very high COVID-19 levels.

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