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Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel Internationally Without Testing, CDC Says
Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus can travel “at low risk to themselves,” both within the United States and internationally the Centers for Disease Control says.
Federal health officials added that travelers must continue to take precautions, including wearing a mask in public to avoid possibly spreading the virus to others.
While fully vaccinated people may travel at low risk, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, “CDC is not recommending travel at this time due to the rising number of cases.”
The current seven-day average of new cases is slightly above 62,000 cases per day.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last dose of the vaccine to give their body enough time to build antibodies against the virus.
If an individual is fully vaccinated, the CDC says the person can travel freely within the United States and that the person does not need to get tested, or self-quarantine, before or after traveling. However, some states may choose to keep travel restrictions in place, including testing and quarantine orders.