Atlanta: The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, saying they can resume travel both in the U.S. and abroad at a low risk.
Fully vaccinated individuals who have waited two weeks after their final dose should still wear a mask and practice social distancing while traveling. They do not need to quarantine after their trips if they follow the standard mitigation measures, according to the updated guidance.
“With millions of Americans getting vaccinated every day, it is important to update the public on the latest science about what fully vaccinated people can do safely, now including guidance on safe travel,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.
While vaccinated individuals do not need to be tested for the coronavirus before they leave the U.S. – unless it is mandated by their destination – they should “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,” according to the agency.