According to new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans who have received adequate vaccinations can safely travel again.The guide says: “fully vaccinated travelers are unlikely to spread. “
The CDC website says: “People who are fully vaccinated with FDA-authorized vaccines can travel safely in the United States.” Continued, fully vaccinated travelers do not need to be checked before or after travel unless the destination requires it. They also do not need to self-isolate.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said in a briefing on Friday that people who have been fully vaccinated during international travel should be checked after three to five days of international flights. She said the CDC still recommends that “all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, should continue to wear masks on airplanes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation when traveling.”
But for now, Varensky reminded reporters, “Due to the increasing number of cases in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently does not recommend traveling.” A week ago, Varensky said that she had a “feeling of endangerment.” , And warned that the number of COVID-1
When asked if she still feels this way, Varensky replied: “I still worry that we need to do a lot of work to control this epidemic when 80% of the population is not vaccinated.”
The CDC still urges travelers to follow its other recommendations on safe travel, including sheltering and staying away from social activities, and recommendations for washing hands or using hand sanitizer “frequently”.
Alexander Tian reports.