USA says vaccinated people can travel, with precautions

EU Ban on US Travelers

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.

Fully vaccinated individuals can safely travel inside the US and internationally, the CDC said in new guidance released Friday, though they should still wear a mask when traveling on public transportation, including airplanes.

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.

Vaccinated travelers can go overseas without getting a Covid-19 test before travel unless it is required by the global destination, the new guidelines say.

They were released as travel is picking up again in the U.S., especially due to spring break and Easter trips, after all but shutting down completely in the early months of the pandemic.

The CDC considers a person fully vaccinated two weeks after having the final shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses given a few weeks apart.

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

Why the guidance change?

"Our guidance on an unvaccinated individual really is to limit travel to only essential travel with masking, protective - prevention strategies".

The CDC also recommends that people get tested three to five days after travel.

Airlines do not require COVID-19 tests or proof of vaccination for travel in the U.S.

"The science shows us that getting fully vaccinated allows you to do more things safely, and it is important for us to provide that guidance, even in the context of rising cases". Last month, the agency said fully vaccinated people could visit with each other indoors without wearing masks or social distancing.

The report also noted that almost 1.6 million passengers boarded domestic flights on Sunday, which was the most on any day since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The agency cited "recent studies" of real-world evidence proving vaccines work outside of a clinical trial environment.

The U.S. began its vaccine rollout in mid-December.



Latest news

Four-week provincewide shutdown confirmed
Capacity at weddings, funerals and religious services , rites or ceremonies is limited to 15 per cent capacity per room indoors. Unifor called on all provinces to mandate paid time off to allow workers to get vaccinated when it is their turn to do so.

Gunman knew victims in California building attack
He rushed to the back of his shop and told an employee to get inside. "Nothing like this has ever happened around here". Audio of Amat's on-scene briefing with reporters was played for Reuters afterward by the video news service OnScene.TV.

Taiwan: Dozens killed as train crashes and derails in tunnel
Reportedly, the Taroko Express is one of the fastest train services in Taiwan and typically travels at around 80 miles per hour. The inner wall of one carriage was pushed all the way into the adjacent seat.

Return to nuclear deal
The ultimate goal of the deal is to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, something it insists it doesn't want to do. President Donald Trump however withdrew the United States from the JCPOA in 2018 and tightened sanctions on Iran.

U.S. says vaccinated people can travel, with precautions
The new guidance comes as almost a third of the country's adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The agency's guidance, released in March, says people who have been fully vaccinated can meet indoors without masks.

Other news