Coronavirus surge poses threat to summer vacations

Air travel in the U.S. had been slowly on the rise but researchers say anxiety about travel is now creeping back in.
2:19 | 06/26/20

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The surge in covid cases is posing a new threat to possible summer vacations. Families hope for a getaway. Gio Benitez is at Laguardia airport with the story. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning. Even with those rising case, the number of people traveling right now has not dropped dramatically. At least not yet. But experts say anxiety is growing. This morning, with covid-19 cases on the rise in parts of the country, there's new concern over travel in America. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut saying those traveling from eight hot spot states must now quarantine for 14 day, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, north Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas on the list. New Yorker Andrew Kyle brown is flying to Alabama. I'm worried about catching it on the plane on the way back. Reporter: Amir is concerned about traveling too but says he'll quarantine when he gets back. He's connecting in north Carolina. At the end of the day I'm working from home. She's at home and we're able to actually stay home for 14 days. Reporter: The new travel restrictions taking effect as some are already on their vacations. This was the scene Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, our local affiliate WPDE filming on the boardwalk for 30 minutes of 208 people who walked by. Only four wearing masks. Nobody cares. Nobody is wearing a mask. Nobody is -- I haven't seen a glove, I haven't seen any attempt to protect anybody from anything. Reporter: Air travel had been slowly but steadily on the rise. People were getting more comfortable. But researchers say anxiety is now creeping back in. I think that is in correlation with the increased number of cases that we're seeing in the southern states. Reporter: Experts say for travelers this summer it will look very different. People will stay home. Reporter: If you already have travel plans, go ahead and make sure you're checking the state ate health department website, your state's health department website. Look for any travel restrictions. Then do the same for the state you are visiting and you're going to want to do it over and over again before you travel because these things can change quickly, guy. Got to do your homework. Coming up, the CDC's new

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