Fully vaccinated people allowed traveling in US freely: CDC
Washington : The good old traveling days are back for fully vaccinated people in the United States without any restrictions or mandatory quarantine rules, new U.S. guidance issued Friday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance to ensure fully vaccinated people start traveling within the nation.
Previously, the travel restrictions were also imposed on vaccinated people. Every day you get more data, and you change your guidance based on the existing data," said Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska's College of Public Health.
According to official data by CDC, around 100 million, or 30% of the US population has received at least first dose of coronavirus in the nation. A person is tagged fully vaccinated after he takes the second shot of vaccine after duration of two weeks.
People who are yet to be vaccinated have been advised to avoid unnecessary travel.
The new guidance says:
Fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S., without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining. People should still wear a mask, socially distance and avoid crowds, the agency says.
For international travel, the agency says vaccinated people do not need to get a COVID-19 test before leaving, though some destinations may require it.