Author: Ryan Lowery

No vaccine requirement, capacity limit for Balloon Fiesta

The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is set to launch Oct. 2 without capacity restrictions or proof of vaccination against the coronavirus. Face coverings will be required in all indoor areas, and in “crowded outdoor settings,” according to an update provided by Fiesta officials on Wednesday. Masks are also required for passengers riding on enclosed…
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Balloon Fiesta set to launch with new safety protocols

Rising Covid-19 numbers in New Mexico and across the country have resulted in the cancellation of some major events, but the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is still scheduled to launch some 588 hot air balloons from Albuquerque this October. The 49th annual event was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, but Fiesta organizers are…
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