Post vaccination travel expected to increase over the summer

People are eager to travel for the first time in more than a year

With a beautiful weekend ahead, more people are ready to take a vacation.

ROANOKE, Va – As more and more Virginians get vaccinated against COVID-19, travel is booming as people book their first post-vaccination vacations.

The number of travelers at the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport keeps growing by the day.

According to the most recent numbers from ROA, the airport saw an increase of more than 300 travelers a day at last check.

Martha Meade says people interested in traveling again seem to be getting more comfortable as vaccination numbers rise by the day.

“We’ve seen lots of people literally get their second shot, grab a bite to eat, and come to our office in the afternoon to book a vacation,” Martha Meade with AAA said.

If you are planning on traveling soon, most major airlines and TSA still require you to wear a mask when you’re coming and going from your destination.


About the Author:

Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.