United States says vaccinated people can travel, with precautions

CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Travel Without a COVID-19 Tests or Quarantine

CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Travel Without a COVID-19 Tests or Quarantine

The new guidance comes as almost a third of the country's adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can safely gather for Easter on Sunday - both indoors and without masks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Twitter.

But global travelers headed to the United States 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.

With regard to worldwide travel, fully vaccinated people will not be required to take a COVID-19 test ahead of time - unless their destination requires such testing - and will not have to self-isolate after returning to the United States after traveling.

The CDC is still recommending unvaccinated people avoid all nonessential travel. They do not need to quarantine.

"Fully vaccinated" is two weeks after receiving the second dose or the Moderna of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In the case of J&J, a one-shot vaccine, that means two weeks after the first and only shot.

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"We haven't changed our guidance for nonessential travel at all".

Meanwhile, nothing has changed for travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Some travel guidance remains unchanged.

The CDC has said it will continue to update guidance about how to socialize, travel and return to workplaces as more Americans get vaccinated. However, the CDC had not made any move to review its guidance that discouraged all non-essential trips. "As of March 26, fully vaccinated Americans who can present proof of vaccination can visit Iceland, for example, and avoid border measures such as testing and quarantining, the country's government said", according to the report.

Masks are still recommended, along with social distancing and other precautions. Transportation Safety Administration's numbers show more than 1 million passengers have passed through airport security almost every day in March.

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