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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Weighing Heavily On Bradley International Airport

Bradley International Airport
Jeff Cohen / WNPR
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Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.

Restrictions on many out-of-state travelers have slowed signs of recovery at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.

The Hartford Business Journal reports that passenger traffic at Bradley dropped dramatically when the pandemic began and started to recover in recent months.

Passenger volume has again dropped off since Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order requiring travelers from places with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days.

Airport officials say Bradley is at serious risk of losing airlines. They asked state officials to exempt travelers from the quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19.

That state has denied the request.

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