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“Singapore and Hong Kong have further reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, and given that local unlinked cases are still high, both parties have decided to defer the commencement of the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) to beyond December 2020,” the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement.

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Canada has announced to extend restrictions on international travel amid the ongoing second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. The step is being taken to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus.

The restrictions, which were initially imposed on March 16, ban most foreign nationals from entering Canada for non-essential travel. The Canada Government in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 has now extended restrictions for all travellers entering the country until January 2021.

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November 30, 2020 - CNN Travel

Sunday was the busiest day for US air travel since the pandemic began - by Gregory Wallace and Marnie Hunter

While Thanksgiving travel has certainly been far lighter than usual, US air travel hit its highest level since mid-March over the holiday and millions of Americans still traveled by car to join family and friends.
More people passed through US airport security checkpoints on Sunday than on any other single day since the coronavirus pandemic cratered air travel, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
TSA said it screened 1.17 million people on Sunday when many Americans were heading home from their Thanksgiving travels. That was 41% of the 2.9 million people screened by TSA on the same day in 2019. Thanksgiving 2019 set a TSA record.
That means more than 9.4 million people have been screened in the Thanksgiving travel window, which began on the Friday before the holiday.

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November 30, 2020 - The Guardian

Experts warn of coronavirus surge after widespread Thanksgiving travel - by Adam Gabbatt

The US continued to report more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day over the holiday weekend, as experts warned that widespread Thanksgiving travel could fuel a surge in coming weeks.

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned of “a problem in the hospitals … a serious situation”, and appealed for retired physicians to return to the frontlines.

The number of new cases reported in the US topped 200,000 for the first time on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Since January, when the first US infections were reported, more than 13m cases have been recorded and more than 265,000 people have died.

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November 27, 2020 - NBC News

U.S. air travel hit post-March peak on day before Thanksgiving - by Joe Murphy

Despite warnings from public health officials, more people in the U.S. boarded planes on the day before Thanksgiving than any day since March, part of a broader surge in travel that comes amid a significant surge of Covid-19 cases.

According to Transportation Security Administration figures, 1,070,967 people crossed TSA checkpoints Wednesday, part of a surge in travel in the seven days leading up to Thanksgiving that brought more than 6.8 million people to airports across the country.

But overall travel remains significantly lower than years past. Wednesday’s figure is less than half as many of the 2.6 million who traveled the day before Thanksgiving in 2019.

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