The number of Americans traveling by air is hitting levels not seen since the spring, even as health officials urge people to stay home for the holidays to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

More than 1 million Americans boarded flights on Sunday, the most for a single day since mid-March, according to figures from the Transportation Security Administration. Over the three-day period from Friday to Sunday, more than 3 million travelers were screened, making it the busiest travel weekend since the weekend of March 14-16.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week urged Americans to avoid holiday travel that could put them in contact with strangers, including traveling by plane, train or bus.


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