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CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel Domestically

Newly released guidance says fully vaccinated people can travel freely throughout the United States.

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Fully vaccinated travelers don't have to worry about taking a COVID-19 test before or after travel within the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that fully vaccinated people can travel throughout the United States and its territories.

Saying that fully vaccinated travelers are “less likely to get and spread COVID-19,” the CDC also announced that they don’t have to self-quarantine after traveling and don’t have to take a COVID-19 test unless a destination requires it.

It still encourages practicing safety measures like wearing masks, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often and using hand sanitizer. It also suggests that travelers monitor symptoms once home, and to isolate and get tested if any COVIC-19 symptoms develop.

The CDC defines fully vaccinated as:

  • Those who have received two doses of a two-dose vaccine, like Pfizer or Moderna, are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose.
  • Those who have received a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their shot.

Unvaccinated travelers, if they must travel, must get tested one to three days before traveling, and again three to five days after returning home. They must also self-quarantine for seven days; 10 if they did not get tested.

The U.S. government is also currently working on a safe and secure way to implement a vaccine passport, as many countries, airlines and other attractions will likely require proof of vaccination for entry. 

For all of the new travel requirements, click here.

Are you fully vaccinated and planning on traveling? If so, let us know in the comments! 

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