The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new guide issued today that people who have been fully vaccinated “can safely travel in the United States.” So far, the agency recommends that people “delay” domestic and international travel even if they are vaccinated.
The CDC’s new recommendations also allow fully vaccinated travelers to avoid self-isolation after traveling domestically. They can also skip the COVID-19 test before and after the trip, unless the destination requires it.
If you are going to travel abroad, you will still need fully vaccinated people to be tested for COVID-1
The CDC also said that fully vaccinated travelers should still wear masks, wash their hands frequently, and maintain a physical distance of six feet from other people.
The CDC announced last month that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks. Two weeks after the second injection of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after the first injection of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the person is considered to be fully vaccinated.
Even before the CDC’s announcement, airlines had seen an increase in travel. By May, all American airlines will again sell tickets for the middle seat of the flight. Delta Air Lines was the last to insist until this week it announced that it would end its policy of blocking those seats to limit the spread of COVID-19.
However, the CDC is still concerned that holiday travel this weekend may lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Public health experts are asking people to maintain COVID-19 precautions and vaccinate to prevent the fourth surge of the virus in the United States.