U.S. health officials have given Washington the green light to begin domestic and international travel for fully vaccinated Americans by removing Washington’s toughest epidemic restrictions.
In a statement Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said people who get the vaccines can travel “at low risk” on their own, based on the latest information about the vaccines’ effectiveness.
“As millions of Americans are vaccinated every day, it’s important to keep the public updated on the latest science on what fully vaccinated people can do safely, including guidance on safe travel,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.
“We continue to encourage every American to get vaccinated as soon as it is their turn, so we can begin to take action safely in our daily lives,” he added.
The CDC said that for indoor travel, it was no longer advising on the Covid-19 test and self-consistency, although it did suggest masking, social distance, and frequent hand washing.
On international travel, the CDC said fully vaccinated Americans were not required to take self-compatibility tests after returning to the United States “unless required by an international destination” or if they did not need a home.
However, the CDC said fully vaccinated people should have one test before boarding a flight to the United States and another within three to five days of returning.
The long-awaited change in the guidelines could give a new impetus to US airlines and the leisure and hospitality sector. American Recovery.
It highlights U.S. progress in vaccine delivery, with the White House now aiming to deliver a 200-meter shot to Joe Biden’s 100th day in office by the end of April.
The CDC considers a person to be fully vaccinated two weeks after his second Pfizer or Modernna vaccine dose and two weeks after the single Johnson and Johnson vaccine dose.
“The CDC’s new travel guide is a big step in the right direction that will be supported by science and will break down the industry that has suffered the most as a result of the collapse of the quaid,” said U.S. President Roger Dow. Travel Association “Returns U.S. jobs as soon as travel returns.”
However, the CDC’s statement comes at a time when U.S. health officials, including Walensky, are raising concerns about rising infection rates, urging Americans not to let their defenses down, especially if they are not exercising.