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Traveling in America – Not So Easy

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My wife and I just returned from a 9 days trip to the United States to visit the children and grandchildren who live there and we were simply unprepared for some of the changes we experienced during the trip. Israelis who have not been there since before Covid began are in for lots of disappointing surprises.

The first shock was the connecting flight from New York to Los Angeles. On domestic flights, there is absolutely no control whatsoever of passengers who might be carriers of Covid. While there is a requirement to be masked both at the airport and on the plane, no Covid tests are required to fly. Therefore, while there is a level of comfort on the flights to and from Israel because everyone has been tested within 72 hours of the flight, no such requirement exists on flights within the US. For sure, one can take some comfort from the fact that everyone on the plane is masked. However, when drinks or food is served, the masks come off and you really have no idea who is sitting beside you.

Our next surprise came the day after we arrived. We had checked into my........

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