COVID: Vaccinated people can travel with precautions, say US officials

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People vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume travel while taking precautions, that is, wearing a mask and respecting physical distancing, US health officials said on Friday.

For travel within the United States, no quarantine and testing for COVID-19 will be required from them after travel.

On the other hand, for vaccinated international travelers, a negative test will always be requested before boarding a plane to return to the United States, and it remains recommended that they be tested again three to five days after their return.

They will only have to observe a quarantine in the United States after their trip if it is requested by local authorities.

Vaccinated travelers traveling abroad will only be required to test negative before leaving the United States if requested by authorities in the country they are traveling to.

These new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) come as travel has picked up strongly in the United States, thanks to the spring break in particular.

A person is considered vaccinated two weeks after the injection of the vaccine (the second dose for those given as two injections).

“More than one in five adults is now fully vaccinated” in the United States, said Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, during a press briefing.