Published: Sat, April 03, 2021
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JUST IN: CDC Announces Fully Vaccinated People are Cleared to Travel

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

The current seven-day average of new cases is slightly above 62,000 cases per day.

The CDC's new guidance says fully vaccinated people do not need Covid-19 tests before worldwide travel unless it is required by the global destination and vaccinated people returning from foreign travel do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States, unless required by state or local authorities.

Still, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.

The CDC said COVID-19 tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated people before or after a trip within the US, and there is no need for them to self-quarantine.

CDC defines "fully vaccinated" as at least 2 weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Walensky was asked if the new guidelines suggest she does not still feel the sense of "impending doom" she described earlier this week regarding the pandemic.

With cases rising in some parts of the country and across the globe, the CDC "is not recommending travel at this time", said agency director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.


The U.S. began its vaccine rollout in mid-December. CDC continues to recommend that not fully vaccinated travelers get a COVID-19 test 1-3 days prior to domestic or global travel, as well as 3-5 days after returning.

Those who haven't received their second shots or haven't been immunized for two weeks should especially avoid traveling, according to the CDC.

And mitigation measures remain even for vaccinated travelers: wear masks, avoid large crowds and wash hands frequently. And the CDC recommends people test negative before coming back to the U.S.

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

Indeed, all USA airlines still require passengers to wear masks.

There is no change on guidance for people that are not fully vaccinated.

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.

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