CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel safely in the US – Justine Calma

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Travelers wearing protective masks walk past a sign pointing towards a Covid-19 testing location in Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, U.S., on Friday, March 26, 2021. | Bloomberg / Contributor via Getty Images

People who are fully vaccinated “can travel safely within the United States,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance issued today. Until now, the agency advised people to “delay” both domestic and international travel even if they had been vaccinated.

The CDC’s new recommendations also allow fully vaccinated travelers to avoid self-quarantine after traveling domestically. They can also skip COVID-19 tests before and after a trip, unless their destination requires it.

If traveling internationally, fully vaccinated people will still need to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to the US and upon arrival. But they won’t be required to self-quarantine. “International travel poses additional risks and even…

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