United States says vaccinated people can travel, with precautions

JUST IN: CDC Announces Fully Vaccinated People are Cleared to Travel

Fully vaccinated people who are traveling internationally do not need to be tested for COVID-19 before leaving the United States unless their destination requires them to be, and they do not need to self-quarantine upon arriving in the country, federal health officials said.

Fully vaccinated people are free to travel domestically and overseas with little precautions except wearing a mask in public, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

For global travel, fully vaccinated people do not need a COVID-19 test prior to travel, unless it is required by the destination, the CDC noted.

The CDC still recommends following its guidance on safe travel, like wearing a mask, staying six feet apart and keeping hands clean.


While fully vaccinated people may travel at low risk, Walensky said, "CDC is not recommending travel at this time due to the rising number of cases".

- Fully vaccinated people do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States, unless required by a state or local jurisdiction.

Here it is to be noted that Vaccinated people allowed to travel within U.S. but for worldwide travellers it is announced that travellers 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.

For those who are not considered fully-vaccinated, the CDC's guidance remains to limit travel to necessary trips only, get tested one to three days before a trip and three to five days after a trip, and quarantining before and after the trip. The state travel advisory also says nonessential travelers who don't get tested should self-quarantine for 10 days after travel. CDC discourages non-essential domestic travel by those who are not fully vaccinated.

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