Americans with 2 COVID vaccine doses can travel, CDC says

Source Al Jazeera

According to Reuters, the CDC's new guidance says fully vaccinated people would only need the Covid-19 test before global travel if it is required by the worldwide destination.

Over 100 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccination tracker.

It means easier movement for those who want to visit family or take vacation and should also be a booster shot to the travel and airline industries.

It's still recommended, however, that individuals who are not fully vaccinated have their Easter dinner and egg hunts with only the people in their household or outdoors while 6 feet apart to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the CDC said. Plus, almost all worldwide USA air visitors still need to get a negative Covid-19 test before traveling to the United States.

"Making these guidelines is a step in the right direction to encourage everyone to get the vaccine, and I think it'll continue to get better and better as everyone gets it", she says.

As for global travel, the CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need a COVID-19 test prior to travel unless it is required by the destination.

Despite the progress, the country is witnessing an increase in coronavirus infections. The update also comes as the pace of vaccinations in the USA reaches close to 3 million people a day.

The 101,804,762 people who have received at least one dose represents more than 30 per cent of the U.S. population, according to CDC data.

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