Following the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. capital, the travel industry is taking precautions to keep workers and others safe.
Homeland Security police on patrol at Washington’s Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on Nov. 24, 2020. Credit…Nicholas Kamm/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Published Jan. 12, 2021Updated Jan. 13, 2021, 12:05 p.m. ET
Ahead of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, and in light of last Wednesday’s insurrection, when a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol during the certification of electoral votes, Washington-area airports and hotels, as well as airlines that fly into the region, are tightening security measures.
Five people died as a result of the violence on Jan. 6. Members of Congress were evacuated from the Capitol, which was put under lockdown.
Anxiety about traveling to the nation’s capital, for many, hasn’t been this high since 9/11.On Monday, the F.B.I. notified other law enforcement agencies of the potential for protests in the Washington area and in all 50 state capitals by far-right extremist groups. As of