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CDC: Fully vaccinated Americans cleared to travel without tests or quarantine periods

CDC: Fully vaccinated Americans cleared to travel without tests or quarantine periods”

In addition, the agency's updated guidance says that fully vaccinated people do not need COVID-19 tests before worldwide travel unless it is required by their destination and vaccinated people returning from global destinations do not need to self-quarantine upon their return, unless required by state or/and local authorities.

With cases rising in some parts of the country and across the globe, the CDC "is not recommending travel at this time", said agency director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

"That said we are at 64,000 new COVID cases today, and our numbers continue to increase". "We are not recommending travel at this time", Walensky said at Friday's press briefing, pointing to the rising number of cases. Our guidance is silent on recommending or not recommending fully vaccinated people travel.

The CDC is only recommending testing for travelers who are returning to the USA from global travel - keeping in place an order it announced in mid-January that requires all US-bound passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding.

Politico reports that the CDC on Friday updated its guidance on travel during the pandemic, saying Americans can feel free to travel around the USA and internationally, as long as they're fully vaccinated-which means two weeks after their final shot, per NBC News-and continue to follow appropriate health and safety protocols.

According to the Times, the CDC's guidance does not change the fact that many countries refuse Americans' visits.

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Khan said the update reinforces the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, and is another incentive for people to get vaccinated.

Those who haven't received their second shots or haven't been immunized for two weeks should especially avoid traveling, according to the CDC.

The CDC is still recommending unvaccinated people avoid all nonessential travel.

"We haven't changed our guidance for nonessential travel at all".

"I'm thrilled that this summer there might be opportunities for us to go somewhere", she said.

"Our guidance on an unvaccinated individual really is to limit travel to only essential travel with masking, protective - prevention strategies. And so our update on this is really only for those who are vaccinated, and that represents about 20% of the adult population". In the few weeks since its launch, a quarter of Facebook users have seen a friend or family member use the NHS COVID-19 profile frame according to the social network.



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