The CDC's new guidance says fully vaccinated people do not need Covid tests before global travel unless it is required by the worldwide destination and vaccinated people returning from foreign travel do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States, unless required by state or local authorities. Until now, the agency advised people to "delay" both domestic and global travel even if they had been vaccinated.
The CDC continues to recommend that those who have not yet been vaccinated do not engage in non-essential travel. They can also skip COVID-19 tests before and after a trip, unless their destination requires it. Of course, they must take all precautions "while traveling: wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, distancing yourself socially, and washing your hands frequently". But they won't be required to self-quarantine.
Southland residents anxious to travel got some good news Friday from federal health authorities, who issued new guidance stating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely travel domestically.
Groups of fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks, the CDC announced last month. According to the centers, a person is considered to be immunized two weeks after receiving the only dose of Johnson or the second of Pfizer and Moderna.
The Ministry of Health said separately that Vietnam aims to vaccinate a fifth of its 98 million people against COVID-19 by the end of the year.