Omicron Is Here. Should You Cancel Your Trip?

David Freedman, the president-elect of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, said that the type of mask one wears while traveling is particularly important. Dr. Freedman discourages ...

How Omicron Could Knock Economic Recovery Off Track

LONDON — This week, Marisha Wallace finally had to admit that her planned five-day ski holiday in Switzerland in mid-December was not salvageable: The Swiss government’s sudden decision to impose a 1...

How to Get Through the Holidays After Loss

A young woman in Toronto who recently lost her father will be wearing his Santa hat on Christmas. Another New York Times reader, newly divorced, says she will spend the holiday hiking up a mountain. ...

In Buffalo, Waiting for the Canadians

“My friends with businesses are saying there’s no Americans,” Jim Diodati, the mayor of Niagara Falls, Ontario, said earlier this month about his city, which in 2019 hosted 14 million visitors, about...

As Virus Cases Rise in Europe, an Economic Toll Returns

“It was a shock” when the lockdown was announced, she said, adding that it was too early to predict the scale of the losses she could incur. “We just have to accept it.” For Daniel Zieman, who ran a ...

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines

Widespread flight cancellations. Excruciating waits for customer service. Unruly passengers. And that was all before the holiday travel season. Even in normal times, the days around Thanksgiving are ...