The US Center for Disease Control has revised its travel guidelines, and now says “People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States. You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated.”
The CDC has also updated its requirements for fully vaccinated people embarking on international travel. According to CNN, they no longer require a negative COVID-19 test prior to leaving (unless your destination requires you to have one), nor is the CDC requiring fully vaccinated people to quarantine upon arrival back in America. However, they are still requiring a negative COVID test result before boarding your plane back to America.
However, the CDC is still recommending that everyone, including fully vaccinated people, partake in best practice measures to stay safe and to protect those around them. All travelers are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors and on modes of transportation, avoid crowds, wash their hands often, and use hand sanitizer when hand washing isn’t an option.
It’s also important to remember that COVID-19 is once again on the rise across America, and two of the main factors driving this are the new highly-contagious variants and increased travel. Because of this, the CDC is still urging all people who aren’t fully vaccinated to refrain from travel until being vaccinated.
The CDC defines people as “fully vaccinated” after two weeks of receiving their final dose of the vaccine. Many states around the country are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to almost all adults. To find a vaccination center near you, click here.