CDC says vaccinated Americans can resume travel with low risk

Pablo Tucker
April 3, 2021

These new recommendations from the CDC come at a time when travel has recovered strongly in the United States, encouraged in particular by the Easter holidays and spring break.

The fully vaccinated people are about 17.5 per cent of the whole population.

"It's possible that some people who are fully vaccinated could get Covid-19".

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Airlines for America, a group representing major US airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air lines, United Airlines Southwest Airlines, and other trade groups had urged the CDC on March 22 to immediately update its guidance to say "vaccinated individuals can travel safely".

- Fully vaccinated people should continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling internationally. CDC discourages non-essential domestic travel by those who are not fully vaccinated.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Friday the new guidance is based on studies showing the "real-world" effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines on transmission.

But worldwide travelers headed to the United States should have a negative Covid-19 test before they get on the plane, be tested after arrival, and must quarantine if local authorities in the United States require it, the CDC said in a statement. Transportation Safety Administration's numbers show more than 1 million passengers have passed through airport security almost every day in March. The last time the number of airport passengers screened was below 1 million was March 10.

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