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AAA: Federal Shutdown Affects Travel And Leisure

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AAA: Federal Shutdown Affects Travel And Leisure

A federal government shutdown affects travel and leisure, as brought to light by AAA. Air traffic controllers are considered essential employees, so air travelers should not expect delays related to the shutdown. No changes will be made to federal government operations that support national security, such as TSA passenger screening and border patrols. Passport processing centers and all activities supporting passport processing would be suspended. Forget about going to Shenandoah National Park to check out the autumn colors. A federal government shutdown closes Shenandoah and other national parks.
If planning a trip to take in the sites in D.C, travelers will need to be prepared for an entire shutdown of the Smithsonian Museums, all the monuments and The National Zoo.