Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2020-11-25 08:01:21 –
According to the new recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anyone planning an overseas trip should be tested for COVID-19 before and after the trip.
In addition, the CDC states that those returning from overseas travel must be quarantined for at least 7 days, even if they test negative for COVID-19 on their return.
Plan in advance
The CDC has published new guidance on its website that encourages travelers to plan a few weeks before their trip.
The CDC advises avoiding high-risk activities such as large social gatherings (party, wedding, funeral, sporting event), indoor recreation (bar, restaurant, fitness center), public transport access, etc. for at least two weeks. I am.
As the travel date approaches, the CDC recommends taking the test 1-3 days before boarding the international flight, but it is also advisable to ensure that the test results are available before the flight departs. If the test results are not back in time, the CDC recommends delaying the trip.
The CDC emphasizes that people who test positive for COVID-19 should not travel. Those who test positive should be quarantined immediately and follow public health recommendations.
The CDC also states that those who test negative should wear a mask, maintain a social distance of 6 feet, and wash their hands frequently while traveling.
“A negative test does not mean that you have not been exposed or that you have not developed COVID-19,” the CDC says on its website.
Finally, travelers need to carry a copy of the test results — officials in other countries may ask to see them.
When returning to Japan
Upon returning to the United States, travelers must undergo another COVID-19 test within 3-5 days of returning. Even if the test returns negative, the CDC encourages self-quarantine for a full week.
“You may have been infected with COVID-19 while traveling. You may feel good and have no symptoms, but you can spread without symptoms and the virus can spread to others. You and you. Travel companions (including children) pose a risk to your family, friends, and the community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus, “CDC wrote on its website.
Those who choose not to be tested on their return to the United States must stay home for 14 days.
A place where you can travel safely
The CDC website also includes a risk assessment map to help travelers determine where COVID-19 is spreading. As of Wednesday morning, almost every country in the world is listed as Level 4 risk. This is the highest level listed by the CDC.
Click here to view the CDC Risk Assessment Map.