CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel

US says vaccinated people can travel with precautions

US says vaccinated people can travel with precautions

The CDC has updated their guidance for fully vaccinated Americans and now says they can now resume travel with low risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. "I would advocate against general travel overall", she said.

The CDC also said fully vaccinated grandparents can fly to visit grandkids without the need for a Covid-19 test or self-quarantining but said they should follow CDC advice for traveling safely.

It is expected that the US will surpass 100 million people who have received at least one dose of vaccine Friday. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.

The CDC's new guidance says fully vaccinated people do not need Covid-19 tests before worldwide travel unless it is required by the global destination and vaccinated people returning from foreign travel do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States, unless required by state or local authorities.

"Every day you get more data, and you change your guidance based on the existing data", said Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska's College of Public Health. CDC continues to recommend that not fully vaccinated travelers get a COVID-19 test 1-3 days prior to domestic or global travel, as well as 3-5 days after returning.

Fully vaccinated Americans can travel again, says new U.S. CDC guidance
The agency's guidance, released in March , says people who have been fully vaccinated can meet indoors without masks. Fully vaccinated people can travel within the USA , without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining.

- Fully vaccinated people can travel internationally without getting a COVID-19 test before travel unless it is required by the worldwide destination. And the CDC recommends people test negative before coming back to the U.S. People should still wear a mask, socially distance and avoid crowds, the agency says.

In addition, the agency's updated guidance says that fully vaccinated people do not need COVID-19 tests before worldwide travel unless it is required by their destination and vaccinated people returning from global destinations do not need to self-quarantine upon their return, unless required by state or/and local authorities. Plus, almost all global US air visitors still need to get a negative Covid-19 test before traveling to the United States. It added that vaccinated people returning to the United States do not need to self-quarantine unless it is required by state or local authorities. The agency noted the potential introduction of virus variants and differences in vaccine coverage around the world for the cautious guidance on overseas travel. People are already traveling and making decisions on their own.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said the highest daily total of people at US airports was 1.57 million on Sunday last. Some destination countries may require a negative Covid-19 test for entry. The agency cited "recent studies" of real-world evidence proving vaccines work outside of a clinical trial environment.

Indeed, all USA airlines still require passengers to wear masks. Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna require two doses given a few weeks apart.

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