CDC Issues Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People

JUST IN: CDC Announces Fully Vaccinated People are Cleared to Travel

JUST IN: CDC Announces Fully Vaccinated People are Cleared to Travel

As of Thursday, 99.6 million USA residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 56 million people have been fully vaccinated. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves.

Fully vaccinated people can travel within the United States and COVID-19 testing or post-travel self-quarantine are not required as long as they continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling - wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, socially distancing, and washing hands frequently, said the CDC.

More than one in five adults in the United States is now fully vaccinated, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said at a briefing.

Officials consider people fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive the last dose of their vaccine.

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The CDC also recommends that people get tested three to five days after travel.

The fully vaccinated don't need to be tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it, according to the updated guidance.

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States.

Here it is to be noted that Vaccinated people allowed to travel within U.S. but for worldwide travellers it is announced that travellers should have a negative Covid-19 test before they get on the plane, be tested after arrival, and must quarantine if local authorities in the United States require it, the CDC said in a statement. The U.S. will still require airline passengers coming into the country to get a test within three days of their departure and show proof of a negative test before boarding. CDC discourages non-essential domestic travel by those who are not fully vaccinated.

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