Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, mentioned throughout a White Home COVID-19 briefing on Friday that absolutely vaccinated folks can journey at low threat to themselves. Nevertheless, she additionally mentioned that with the rising variety of COVID instances, the CDC shouldn’t be recommending nonessential journey at the moment.
ROCHELLE WALENSKY: We now have a number of newly launched research documenting the real-world effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. So right this moment, we’re releasing an replace to our steerage for absolutely vaccinated folks. Particularly, the brand new pointers right this moment speaks to journey.
We state that absolutely vaccinated folks can resume journey to low– at low-risk to themselves. For home journey, absolutely vaccinated folks don’t have to get a COVID-19 take a look at earlier than or after journey and don’t have to self-quarantine after journey. For instance, absolutely vaccinated grandparents can fly to go to their wholesome grandkids with out getting a COVID-19 take a look at or self-quarantining, offered they comply with the opposite beneficial prevention measures whereas touring.
For worldwide journey, absolutely vaccinated folks don’t have to get a COVID-19 take a look at earlier than they depart the US until it’s required by their worldwide vacation spot. Nevertheless, absolutely vaccinated folks ought to get examined and have a detrimental take a look at consequence earlier than they board a world flight again into the US, however they don’t have to quarantine after they arrive right here.
Nevertheless, absolutely vaccinated individuals who do worldwide journey ought to nonetheless be examined three to 5 days after arrival in the US on a world flight. Our steerage reiterates that each one vacationers, no matter vaccination standing, ought to proceed to put on masks on planes buses, trains, and different types of public transportation whereas touring. As I discussed beforehand, the viant– the science on COVID-19 is consistently evolving. We’ll proceed to watch the proof and supply updates as we study extra.
With so many individuals nonetheless unvaccinated, it’s important that everybody, no matter vaccination standing, proceed to take prevention measures in public and cling to our steerage on methods to cut back the unfold of COVID-19. Put on a masks, bodily distance, keep away from crowds and poorly ventilated areas, and wash your fingers steadily. And whereas we imagine that absolutely vaccinated folks can journey at low threat to themselves, CDC shouldn’t be recommending journey at the moment because of the rising variety of instances.