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More and more people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine and with that, more people are making travel plans.

For those people, the CDC has some recommendations for those planning on traveling domestically. 

“People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine,” the CDC noted. “If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. If you have a condition or are taking medication that weakens your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions. Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it, and fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine.  Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including wear a mask over your nose and mouth, staying 6 feet from others and avoid crowds, and wash your hands often or using hand sanitizer.”

Overall, the CDC noted, people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States.

“During travel, continue following masking and social distancing recommendations as well as maintaining good hand hygiene,” the CDC noted. “After traveling, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms, and follow all state and local recommendations or requirements. You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months. You should still follow all other travel recommendations.”

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For those who have not yet been vaccinated, the CDC recommends a few extra steps. 

“Before you travel, get tested with a viral test one to three days before your trip, and follow masking and social distancing recommendations,” the CDC noted. “After you travel, get tested with a viral test three to five days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full seven days after travel – even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full seven days. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel, and avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not. Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements, and visit your state, territorial, tribal or local health department’s website to look for the latest information on where to get tested.”

For those planning on traveling internationally, the CDC has some recommendations for that as well. 

“The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new or concerning variants differs from country to country, and even fully vaccinated travelers need to pay close attention to the situation at their destination before traveling,” the CDC noted. “Do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s international travel recommendations for unvaccinated people. Before you travel, make sure you understand and follow all airline and destination requirements related to travel, testing, or quarantine, which may differ from U.S. requirements. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States, so check the current COVID-19 situation in your destination. Then while you are traveling, follow the masking and social distancing protocols. Before you arrive in the United States, all air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months before they board a flight to the United States. After traveling, get tested with a viral test three to five days after travel, and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms. Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.”

The CDC recommends delaying international travel until you are able to get fully vaccinated but for those who are not fully vaccinated and must travel, there are steps the CDC recommends. 

“If traveling internationally, check with your destination’s Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information pageexternal icon for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers,” the CDC noted. “Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States. If traveling by air, check if your airline requires any health information, testing, or other documents. If traveling internationally, you must get a COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before you return by air to the United States. You are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States.”

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