US health officials said Friday that people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume travel with precautions – that is, wear a mask and respect physical distancing.
For travel within the United States, they will not be required to quarantine or test for COVID-19 after travel.
On the other hand, for international travelers who are vaccinated, a negative test will always be requested before boarding a plane to return to the United States, and it remains recommended that they be tested again three to five days after their return.
They will only have to observe quarantine in the United States after their flight if local authorities request it.
Vaccinated travelers traveling abroad will only be required to have a negative test before leaving the United States if requested by the authorities of the country they are traveling to.
These new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) come as travel has picked up strongly in the United States, thanks in particular to Spring Break.
A person is considered vaccinated two weeks after the vaccine was injected (the second dose for those given two injections).
“More than one in five adults are now fully vaccinated” in the United States, Rochelle Wallinsky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a news conference.
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