Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the travel instruction for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. GIVEN recent studies in evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people be able to travel with minimal risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.
People who are fully vaccinated can travel within the United States and do not need to test COVID-19 or post-travel self-quarantine as long as they continue to exercise caution with COVID-19 while traveling-wearing a mask, avoids crowds, stays away from social, and washes hands regularly.
“With millions of Americans being vaccinated every day, it is important to update the public on the latest science about what can be safely done by people who are vaccinated, including safe travel instruction. , “according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “We continue to urge every American to get vaccinated once it’s their turn, so we can start safely taking steps back into our daily lives. Vaccines can help us get back to the things we want to be about. in life, so we urge every American to get vaccinated as soon as they have the opportunity. “
Given the potential introduction and spread of new SARS-CoV-2 strains, differences in disease burden and vaccines, and vaccine coverage around the world, the CDC provides the following instruction related to international travel:
- People who are fully vaccinated can travel internationally without taking a COVID-19 test prior to travel unless it is required at an international destination.
- People who have been fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine themselves after returning to the United States, unless required by a state or local jurisdiction.
- People who have been fully vaccinated must still have a negative COVID-19 test result before they can board a flight in the United States and take a COVID-19 test 3 to 5 days. after returning from international travel.
- People who are fully vaccinated should continue to take precautions with COVID-19 while traveling internationally.
The instruction released today does not change the agency’s existing instruction for people who are not fully vaccinated. Those who are not traveling should still try 1-3 days before the trip home and again 3-5 days after the trip. They must stay home and quarantine themselves for 7 days after the trip or 10 days if they are not tested at the end of the trip. The CDC ignores unnecessary home travel by those who have not been fully vaccinated.
Updates to CDC travel instructions for vaccinated people can be found here:
Given the large number of Americans remaining untreated and the current state of pandemic, the CDC recommends that people who have been vaccinated continue to avoid COVID-19, such as wearing a mask, social isolation. , wash hands regularly and avoid people when in public. , if visiting unmarried people from many other households, and if around unmoved people who are in high risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.