Vaccinated people can resume travel at 'low risk', U.S. CDC says

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Fully vaccinated people can start traveling again if they take precautions such as wearing a mask and observing social distancing, U.S. health authorities said Friday. Not only that, but immunized travelers who are traveling domestically don't have to get a COVID test before or after travel, unless certain localities require it, and they don't have to self-quarantine.

- Fully vaccinated people can travel within the US, without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining.

Officials updated their website on Friday to reflect the latest scientific evidence, writing that "people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States".

Someone is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

- For global travel, the agency says vaccinated people do not need to get a COVID-19 test before leaving, though some destinations may require it.

The CDC previously released guidance for what vaccinated people can do. People should still wear a mask, socially distance and avoid crowds, the agency says. It said fully vaccinated people can gather privately together without masks, or visit one un-vaccinated household - such as vaccinated grandparents visiting the home of a child and grandchildren.

According to the state's travel advisory, all travelers should get tested one to three days before starting their journeys, and nonessential travelers should get tested three to five days upon arrival into California and self-quarantine for a full seven days after travel, even if their test is negative. The CDC discourages non-essential domestic travel by those who are unvaccinated. More than 553,000 people have died of the virus in the US, amid more than 30 million cases.



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