Air Travel Shouldn’t Become the Next Culture War

Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, March 17, 2021 (AP photo by Rick Bowmer).
Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, March 17, 2021 (AP photo by Rick Bowmer).
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On Sunday, New Zealand finally opened its borders to visitors from 60 countries after almost two years, marking a momentous occasion for families, for the country and for the world’s battle against COVID-19. New Zealand has consistently maintained some of the strictest pandemic-related travel restrictions, and with these now lifted, it appears that at least some parts of the world have truly returned to “normal.” As more countries lift restrictions, international travel, and especially international tourism, has seen a resurgence. For the first time since 2020, people are starting to travel abroad en masse, not just to see family and friends, […]

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