The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday that vaccinated passengers do not need outdoor masks at airports and train stations.
“The CDC announces that it will amend its order for face masks so as not to require people to wear a mask in open areas of vehicles (if such open areas exist on the conveyor belt) or while outdoors in transport centers.” reads the statement.
The contract covers the outdoor areas of stations and metro stations, airports, ferry and bus terminals, among others.
The CDC says unvaccinated people should continue to wear masks outdoors in these areas.
The agency still recommends that masks for vaccinated and unvaccinated people be worn indoors while waiting for transport and vehicles.
The new guidelines do not apply to children under 2 years of age or those with disabilities who cannot wear a mask.
This updated guide follows other CDC recommendations that vaccinated people should no longer wear masks outside.
The announcement comes two months later The Transport Security Administration extend your mask mandate at airports until September and could fine passengers $ 250 to $ 1
There is an increase in travel in the country, as restrictions on coronavirus in most countries have been largely lifted and millions of people have been vaccinated.