On April 2, the CDC updated its travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated people. The good news is they can travel with little risk.
This new recommendation is based on the latest studies that assessed the “real-world effects” of vaccinations.
Employees can travel only if they’re “fully vaccinated” – that’s two weeks past their last dose of the vaccine.
Once they qualify, they can travel in the U.S. without COVID-19 testing and without post-quarantining, if they continue to follow the safety precautions of wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, socially distancing, and washing hands frequently.
The restrictions for international travel are:
- a pre-COVID-19 test isn’t necessary unless required by the destination
- self-quarantine after returning isn’t necessary unless required by a state or local jurisdiction
- a negative COVID-19 test result is required before boarding a flight to the U.S. and a test three to five days after returning is required, and
- safety precautions still need to be taken.
Note: Travel restrictions for unvaccinated people have not changed!