CDC says vaccinated Americans can resume travel with low risk

CDC says low travel risk for fully vaccinated

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people on Friday, recommending that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves.

Until Friday's announcement, federal officials were still discouraging people from traveling, even after vaccination.

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The CDC said COVID-19 tests are won't be required for fully vaccinated people before or after they travel within the US - as long as those travelling wear masks on planes, buses, and trains.

Meanwhile, it's expected that the US will have given the first dose of a COVID vaccine to over 100 million people by close of business on Friday.

Mask-wearing and other safety precautions should still be taken in airports and other public spaces, the guidelines read.

However, worldwide travelers heading to the United States must test negative for Covid-19 before boarding the plane and undergoing a test after arrival. "We are continuing to evaluate the evidence", the spokesperson added.

"More than one in five adults is already fully vaccinated" in the United States, said Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC.

Fully vaccinated people are also allowed to meet indoors without masks. https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1377312255088472064The statement also means that those who have been fully-vaccinated do not need to get tested before leaving the U.S.; they also do not need to quarantine on their arrival back in the country. As I mentioned previously, the viant- the science on COVID-19 is constantly evolving.

The guidance issued today does not change the agency's existing guidance for people who are not fully vaccinated.

"Fully vaccinated" is two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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