Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues throughout the United States.
As more people get vaccinated and states push for all adults to be eligible for the shot by May, CDC guidelines are shifting. Previously, the agency said that groups who are fully vaccinated can gather indoors without masks. Now, they are able to travel, too.
The CDC has now stated that those who are fully vaccinated can “travel safely” throughout the United States. Until this announcement, travel was discouraged for all groups, regardless of if they had received the vaccine. According to the Washington Post, these guidelines have now been updated due to “several newly released studies documenting the strong real-world effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines…and the rapid pace of vaccinations.”
Those who are 2 weeks past their final shot are no longer required to get tested before or after travel, and they no longer have to self-quarantine unless their destination requires it. However, they will still need to wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines, in order to protect others.
Those who are fully vaccinated and traveling internationally do not need to be tested before travel, unless it’s required by their destination. They will need a negative test result before they can fly back to the United States — but they don’t have to self-quarantine upon their return.
If you’re fully vaccinated, be sure to take note of these new guidelines before you travel. We’ll continue to keep you posted as recommendations and policies continue to shift. Stay tuned to AllEars for more news!