The new public health recommendations note that fully vaccinated people are less likely to contract and spread the virus, and can therefore travel domestically without the need to get tested before or after a trip, or self-quarantine afterwards. Vaccinated travelers also don’t need to be tested for COVID-19 before leaving the US—unless it is required by their destination.
While domestic travel is back on the table, the CDC advises anyone interested in international travel to pay attention to the public health situation in their destination of choice before traveling “due to the spread of new variants and because the burden of COVID-19 varies globally”. Some countries are starting to open their borders to vaccinated travelers, however the rules around travel are still rapidly changing in many destinations.
While this opens more doors for vaccinated travelers who are eager to hit the road, things won’t be completely back to normal. Even those who have received the vaccination are still required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation, and in airports and stations. Fully vaccinated air passengers heading to the US—including US citizens—must still have a negative test result or a documentation showing they have recovered from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the US. Travelers are encouraged to still get a test three to five days after traveling, regardless of their vaccination status.
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