The "May 1st" holiday is coming soon, and the Ministry of Transport yesterday issued the "Research and Judgment on National Road Network Operation during the 2021 May 1st Holiday".

It is expected that during the May Day holiday this year, national road trips will be mainly for tourism and family visits, with short- and medium-distance and long-distance intertwined.

During the holidays, national highways are free of tolls for passenger cars with seven seats or less.

Ministry of Transport: The traffic volume may exceed 60 million on the first day of the May 1st holiday

  It is expected that during the Labor Day this year, the national travel demand will be further concentrated. From 0:00 on May 1 to 24:00 on May 5, toll roads across the country will continue to be exempted from tolls for small passenger vehicles with 7 seats or less.

  The Road Network Center of the Ministry of Transport predicts that during the Labor Day holiday, the average daily flow of the national expressway network is expected to be

52.50-54.5 million vehicles

, an increase of 16%-20% compared with the same period in 2020 (

45.29 million

vehicles) and an increase of 16%-20% compared with the same period in 2019 (51.48 million vehicles). ) Increased by 2%-6%.

The traffic volume on the first day of the holiday is expected to exceed 60 million vehicles, reaching a record high.

  During the holiday period, the traffic pressure of the road network around the city will increase significantly during peak hours, and the proportion of passenger cars in the traffic volume will increase to more than 85%.

Establish safety awareness, healthy and safe vacation period

  In response to the upcoming "May Day" holiday, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued travel reminders to remind tourists that they must know the latest epidemic prevention and control policies, weather and traffic conditions at the place of departure and destination in advance, and have a strong and healthy safety awareness during travel. Spend the May Day holiday safely.

  Here we also want to remind everyone that while

enjoying a happy holiday, the string of epidemic prevention and control cannot be loosened


Although my country has had no new local cases for several consecutive days, the pressure of foreign defense import is still not small.

Let's listen to the analysis by Wu Zunyou, chief expert in epidemiology at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wu Zunyou: There

has been a sharp rebound of the epidemic in many Asian countries. This information has once again sounded the alarm for us, and also reminded us again that the prevention and control of the new crown epidemic is difficult, complex, repetitive, and long-term, so We still have to tighten the string of epidemic prevention and control at all times. Don't let your guard down and loosen your measures thinking that the current situation in our country is good. At present, the new crown epidemic in relevant Asian countries has rebounded sharply, and the pressure on China's foreign import prevention is even greater. Therefore, everyone must continue to maintain normalized prevention and control, and various measures are in place, and we must not relax. Only when each of us adhere to the normalized prevention and control measures can we maintain the current good epidemic control situation in our country. (CCTV reporter Tang Ying)