Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-04-07 20:50:06 –
Atlanta, Georgia: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it is safe for fully vaccinated Americans to resume their trip to the United States.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the new guidelines follow a review of studies focused on the “real-world” efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination.
The new recommendations include that fully vaccinated travelers do not need to be tested for the COVID-19 test before and after their trip unless required at their destination.
However, CDC officials emphasized that all travelers need to continue to wear face masks, maintain social distance and take other precautions.
Two weeks after receiving the second vaccination, you are considered fully vaccinated.
Notably, the new guidelines do not change the current regulations on international flights for Americans. These regulations require Americans to create a negative Covid test before traveling and test it again 3-5 days after returning home.
Despite the new guidance, the CDC is still calling attention, Warensky said during the White House briefing. “The CDC does not recommend traveling at this time due to the increasing number of cases,” she said.
Current CDC recommendations include Covid testing before travel and after returning home. Travelers were also urged to quarantine for 7 days or until the test result was negative.
The CDC guidelines are recommendations and have no legal weight.
Passenger travel in the United States is steadily increasing, with one million passengers passing through US airports per day in March, a number not seen for more than a year.
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