Our dear people observed the officials' warnings on COVID-19 last New Year and a grave tragedy was prevented. This upcoming New Year the threat is even more pervasive. The criterion for us is the guidelines of the National Committee on Combating Coronavirus. If they ban holiday trips people shouldn't go. I will definitely not travel either. I will adhere to whatever the National Committee on Combating Coronavirus announces.
Imam Khamenei, [Mar. 5, 2021]