CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel again

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Fully vaccinated people should still maintain social distancing and avoid crowds.

(MENAFN - Newsroom Panama) People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel again if they take precautions such as wearing a mask and respecting social distancing, USA health authorities said on Friday, April 2.

Fully vaccinated people can start traveling again if they take precautions such as wearing a mask and observing social distancing, U.S. health authorities said Friday.

These new recommendations from the CDC come at a time when travel has recovered strongly in the United States, encouraged in particular by the Easter holidays and spring break.

A number of competitors at the 2020 U.S. Open were put in stricter health protocols for being close contacts of Frenchman Benoit Paire, who tested positive for COVID-19, after they played cards together during their time on site.

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Roger Dow, chief executive of the U.S. Travel Association, said the "new travel guidance is a major step in the right direction that is supported by the science and will take the brakes off the industry that has been hardest hit by the fallout of COVID by far".

Masks are still recommended, along with social distancing and other precautions.

The CDC said travelers don't need a COVID-19 test before or after traveling and don't need to self-quarantine if they are vaccinated.

For worldwide travel, a test is not required before travel, but travelers should be tested before returning to the United States and again a few days after their return, the CDC recommends.

"We are working with consultants in infectious disease and virology to evaluate vaccination strategies and to prepare for when vaccines are made widely available to our player group", the men's tour said. The updated guidance does not apply to unvaccinated people. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine.

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