The CDC has released new advice to those who have been vaccinated, saying they should be able to travel, but should still be wearing a face mask and avoid crowds.
The CDC released its long-awaited travel guidance on Friday amid the accelerating pace of vaccinations in the US.
The guidance says that fully vaccinated people don’t need a test, and don’t need to quarantine, when traveling domestically.
For international travel, they don’t need a test unless it’s required by their destination country and don’t need to quarantine once back in the US, but should get tested before boarding their return flight.
In a statement, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said: “Vaccines can help us return to the things we love about life, so we encourage every American to get vaccinated as soon as they have the opportunity.”
US air travel has begun rebounding with 1.6 million people passing through TSA checkpoints on Thursday, the day before the announcement, well above the 124,000 who did so a year before yet still below the 2.4 million from the same day in 2019.