Sunday expected to be busiest day of air travel since pandemic started

BOSTON — Logan Airport was bustling early Sunday morning as a record number of people are expected to fly since the pandemic started.

The Transportation Security Administration expects 2.4 million people to fly Sunday, which would be the most air travelers in a single day since the pandemic started.

Massport expects 800,000 to 900,000 people to have passed through Logan Airport during the 10-day Thanksgiving travel period.

Longer lines aren’t the only concern for travelers Sunday, as concern continues to grow over the newly identified COVID-19 variant omicron.

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Health experts believe the variant originated in South Africa.

On Friday, President Joe Biden announced a ban on travel to and from eight countries in southern Africa set to take effect Monday.

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The omicron variant was classified as a highly transmissible virus of concern by the World Health Organization. Though it is not yet known if it spreads faster than other variants or if it will be able to evade our current COVID-19 vaccines.