Americans who have been fully vaccinated can safely start traveling again, according to new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Management says that “fully vaccinated passengers are less likely to spread and spread. “
“People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine can travel safely within the United States,” the CDC website said. It goes on to say that passengers who have been fully vaccinated should not be tested before or after their journey, unless required by their destination. They also do not need self-quarantine.
CDC Director Rochelle Valensky said in a briefing Friday that fully vaccinated people traveling abroad still need to be tested three to five days after arriving in the United States on an international flight. She said the CDC still advised “all passengers, regardless of vaccination status, should continue to wear masks on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transport while traveling.”
For now, however, Walensky reminded reporters that “the CDC does not recommend traveling at the moment due to the growing number of cases” in the United States. A week ago, Walensky said he had a sense of “impending doom,” warning that the number of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths was rising.
Asked if she was still feeling this way, Valenski said: “I still worry that with 80% of the unvaccinated population unvaccinated, we have a lot of work to do to control this pandemic.”
The CDC still urges travelers to follow its other safe travel recommendations, including camouflage and social distancing, along with advice to wash their hands “often” or use hand sanitizer.
Report by Alexander Tin.