Friday, 16 April, 2021

Fully vaccinated Americans can resume travel, updated CDC guidance states

Vaccinated persons may travel without restrictions within the United States CDC updates travel guidance for fully vaccinated
Gustavo Carr | 03 April, 2021, 22:27

The director of the agency, Rochelle Walensky, called to "get vaccinated as soon as they have the opportunity".

The CDC continues to recommend that those who have not yet been vaccinated do not engage in non-essential travel. The centers specified that those immunized can travel internationally without a SARS-CoV-2 test, unless their destination requires it.

The CDC reported that "fully vaccinated people can travel within the USA and do not need to undergo COVID-19 testing or self-quarantine".

Vietnam has received about 930,000 doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine so far but wants to procure doses from Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China's Sinovac, and Russia's Sputnik V shot.

USA says vaccinated people can travel, with precautions
The CDC still discourages "non-essential domestic travel" by those who aren't fully vaccinated. "Cases are going up again". The message came the same week that Walensky warned of "impending doom" due to rising case numbers and hospitalizations.

The CDC said grandparents who have been fully vaccinated can fly to visit grandkids without getting a COVID-19 test or self-quarantining as long as they follow CDC advice for traveling safely. Quarantining by fully-vaccinated people after returning to the United States is not necessary unless required by local ordinances.

Southland residents anxious to travel got some good news Friday from federal health authorities, who issued new guidance stating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely travel domestically.

Even before the CDC made its announcement, airlines were already seeing an uptick in travel. Delta was the last holdout until it announced this week that it would end its policy of blocking those seats to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Although traveling is strongly discouraged, the CDC offered travel guidance to those who plan on traveling during the holiday weekend. Public health experts are asking people to keep up COVID-19 precautions and get vaccinated in an attempt to stop a fourth surge of the virus in the US.