Fully vaccinated people within the US can now start traveling freely
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Fully vaccinated people within the US can now start traveling freely

Fully vaccinated people within the United States can start traveling again as long as they take precautions such as wearing a mask and observing social distancing, US health authorities said.

Within the United States, vaccinated people will not have to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test after traveling, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

However, international travelers going to the United States are required to have a negative COVID-19 test before they get on the plane, be tested after arrival, and must be quarantined if local authorities in the United States require it, the CDC said in added.

Vaccinated travelers can go abroad without getting a COVID-19 test before travel unless it is required by the international destination, the new guidelines say.

The new guidelines say that before traveling, vaccinated visitors can go abroad without getting a COVID-19 test unless it is required by the international destination.

The guidelines were released as travel is beginning to pick up again in the US, especially due to spring break and Easter trips.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine, the CDC said. That means the second shot for vaccines that require two jabs.

More than one in five adults in the United States is now fully vaccinated, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said at a briefing.

Source: ABS-CBN News


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