Fully Vaccinated People May Travel Now, Says CDC

By Paul Riegler on 2 April 2021
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that it was safe for fully vaccinated people to resume travel.

The move comes as just under 100 million people, close to 40% of the country, have had at least one dose of one of the three coronavirus vaccines offered in the country, and almost 56 million, roughly 22% off the population, have had both doses.

The long-awaited news from the CDC comes as air travel is bouncing back from a coronavirus pandemic-induced halt.

The move by the CDC comes after the release of several new studies that document the strong real-world effectiveness of the vaccines in protecting against virus outside of trials as well as the current pace of inoculations in the United States, which is almost 3 million per day.

The CDC said that individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to be tested for the virus before or after trips unless required by the local jurisdiction and that they do not need to self-quarantine after travel.

In addition, for those traveling internationally, fully vaccinated people do not need to be tested before a trip unless it is required by the destination; however, those returning to the United States from abroad should get tested and have a negative test result before boarding a return flight.

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