Fully vaccinated Americans can resume travel, updated CDC guidance states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday morning updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science.

However, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that while people can travel, they still should avoid doing so.

- Fully vaccinated people should still have a negative COVID-19 test result before they board a flight to the United States and get a COVID-19 test 3 to 5 days after returning from worldwide travel.

The head of the CDC held out the promise of travel in asking people to get vaccinated when they can.

The CDC has updated their guidance for fully vaccinated Americans and now says they can now resume travel with low risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

The CDC previously released guidance for what vaccinated people can do.


Masks are still recommended, along with social distancing and other precautions. At the time, the CDC didn't change its travel recommendations.

Unvaccinated people are still advised to avoid unnecessary travel. However, all air passengers coming into the US must have a negative coronavirus test result from no more than three days before their travel date.

Domestic travelers who are fully vaccinated - meaning two weeks have passed since their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shot or their one and only Johnson & Johnson shot - do not need to self-quarantine upon arriving at their destination and "do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it", according to the CDC.

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

"Cases are going up again". Walensky warned this week that Americans can't abandon mitigation efforts, saying she is scared of "impending doom" as a fourth wave begins to crest.

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