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CDC says fully vaccinated people may resume travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Americans who’ve been fully vaccinated may safely start touring once more, in line with new pointers posted on its “Travel During COVID-19” web page, revealed simply earlier than the White House COVID-19 briefing Friday morning.

According to the steerage, “fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.”

“People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States,” the CDC website says. It goes on to say that vacationers who’re fully vaccinated do not have to be examined earlier than or after they travel except required to take action by their vacation spot. They additionally don’t must self-quarantine.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky mentioned on the briefing that fully vaccinated people who’re touring internationally ought to nonetheless be examined three to 5 days after they arrive within the U.S. on a world flight. And she mentioned that the CDC nonetheless advises that “all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, should continue to wear masks on planes buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation, while traveling.”  

For now, although, Walensky reminded reporters that the “CDC is not recommending travel at this time due to the rising number of cases” within the U.S.

The CDC nonetheless urges vacationers to comply with its different suggestions for secure travel, together with masking and social distancing, together with recommendation to scrub arms “often” or use hand sanitizer.

Reporting by Alexander Tin.

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