Thinking of traveling soon? Expert shares tips on how to navigate pandemic travel

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's no surprise that after more than a year since the first coronavirusshelter-in-place orders, many Americans are far past ready to begin traveling again.

Thanks to a record low 7-day positivity rate in California since the pandemic started, currently at 1.6%, and new CDC guidance with vaccinations becoming more widespread, the TSA says it saw more than 1.54 million passengers go through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Easter Sunday.

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That travel figure is a drastic difference from Easter 2020 when just 122,029 passengers dared board an airplane. But many leading health experts say there is still a dangerous battle being waged.

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Andrew Noymer, Ph.D., an epidemiologist and associate professor at UC Irvine, spoke with ABC7 News Anchor Liz Kreutz on the daily 3 p.m. program, "Getting Answers", about the race between vaccines and COVID-19 variants.

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Click the video to watch their full interview, and be sure to watch "Getting Answers" every weekday at 3 p.m. on ABC7.

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