On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated travel guideline for people who have been fully vaccinated.
CDC says people who are fully vaccinated can travel within the United States without getting COVID-19 testing or post-travel self-quarantine as long as they continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling, such as wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, socially distancing, and frequently washing hands.
An individual is deemed completely vaccinated two weeks after obtaining the last prescribed dose of vaccine.
In terms of international travel, the CDC provides the following guidelines:
- Fully vaccinated people can travel internationally without getting a COVID-19 test before travel unless it is required by the international destination.
- Fully vaccinated people do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States unless required by a state or local jurisdiction.
- Fully vaccinated people must still have a negative COVID-19 test result before they board a flight to the United States and get a COVID-19 test 3 to 5 days after returning from international travel.
- Fully vaccinated people should continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling internationally.
The CDC continues to advise those who are not completely vaccinated to avoid non-essential domestic travel.