Yellowstone, Grand Teton Agree to Vaccination, Testing Rules with Bus Operators
By Brett French
May 6, 2021
The Herald-News spoke with Peter Pantuso about Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park's decision to allow full capacity busesinto the parks with a caveate all passengers must either be vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested 72 hours before the trip when the buses are full. Passengers are also required to wear masks.
“It’s a very reasonable approach,” said Pete Pantuso, president of the American Bus Association.
Pantuso doesn’t expect charter and tour bus operations to see a lot of traffic until later in the summer and fall, but said he’s hearing from businesses that there is pent-up demand to travel, especially to more remote areas like national parks.
“Group travel is coming back,” Pantuso said. “There’s definitely a demand and interest for getting back out there.”