Fully vaccinated Americans can travel again, says new U.S. CDC guidance

Fully vaccinated Americans can travel safely again, CDC says

Fully vaccinated Americans can travel safely again, CDC says

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Friday the new guidance is based on studies showing the "real-world" effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines on transmission.

Fully vaccinated people can start traveling again if they take precautions such as wearing a mask and observing social distancing, United States health authorities said Friday.

Unless required to do so by the worldwide destination, fully vaccinated people no longer require a test, and they no longer have to self-quarantine after returning to the US, unless required to do so by a state or local jurisdiction.

"The science shows us that getting fully vaccinated allows you to do more things safely, and it is important for us to provide that guidance, even in the context of rising cases".

Fully vaccinated people can travel within the USA, without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining. "We are not recommending travel at this time, especially for unvaccinated individuals", Walensky said.

Global travelers are still required to show a negative COVID-19 test to board a flight heading to the United States, and are recommended to get another test three to five days after returning.

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Fully vaccinated people can travel within the USA, without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining.

The agency's guidance, released in March, says people who have been fully vaccinated can meet indoors without masks. They do not need to quarantine.

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

The report also noted that almost 1.6 million passengers boarded domestic flights on Sunday, which was the most on any day since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. It also said vaccinated people could visit with unvaccinated people from a single household under similar conditions, as long as the unvaccinated individuals were at low risk for severe illness if infected. That means the second shot for vaccines that require two jabs.

Despite previous warnings against travel from the CDC, the Transportation Security Administration has continued to see a considerable uptick in passengers as the vaccine rollout grows. A one-shot vaccine by Johnson & Johnson was given the green light by regulators at the end of February.

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