CDC says fully vaccinated Americans can resume low-risk travel

Americans paying the price for gathering at Thanksgiving

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The announcement was a welcome change for Pamla Wood, who said she hasn't seen her grandchildren since June and has yet to meet her grand-niece.

The CDC's updated travel ordinance said that those fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus "are less likely to get and spread COVID-19".

About 157 million Covid-19 vaccine shots have been administered as of Friday, while more than 204 million doses have been distributed across the country, Xinhua news agency reported.

The CDC is sticking to its guidance for unvaccinated people to avoid unnecessary travel. However, they must still have a negative Covid-19 test before taking a flight to the United States, as well as taking a follow-up test three to five days after their return.

We state that fully vaccinated people can resume travel to low- at low risk to themselves.

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Roger Dow, chief executive of the U.S. Travel Association, said the "new travel guidance is a major step in the right direction that is supported by the science and will take the brakes off the industry that has been hardest hit by the fallout of COVID by far". Fully vaccinated people are also allowed to meet indoors without masks. https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1377312255088472064The statement also means that those who have been fully-vaccinated do not need to get tested before leaving the U.S.; they also do not need to quarantine on their arrival back in the country. They do not need to quarantine.

A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they get their second round of Pfizer and Moderna shots, or two weeks after their Johnson & Johnson shot.

Airlines do not require COVID-19 tests or proof of vaccination for travel in the U.S.

It says travel is okay if you have been fully vaccinated and you continue to follow public health guidance when on a train, plane or bus.

The CDC cited recent research on the real-world effects of the vaccines for its updated guidance.

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