It’s the news we have all been waiting for. Vaccinated Americans can now travel again according to new CDC guidance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on Friday to say those that are fully vaccinated can travel within the U.S. without the need for testing for the coronavirus and can bypass quarantine upon arrival to their destination. People should still wear a mask, socially distance, and avoid crowds, the agency says.
“Fully vaccinated people can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel,” the agency stated in an April 2 update to its recommendations for fully vaccinated people.
For international travel, vaccinated travelers will not be required to get a Covid-19 test before leaving, though some destinations may require it.
Vaccinated people should still get a negative Covid-19 test before boarding a flight to the U.S. and be tested 3 to 5 days after returning. They do not need to quarantine. The agency noted the potential introduction of virus variants and differences in vaccine coverage around the world for the cautious guidance on overseas travel.
For more information, please visit the CDC website.
As vaccine rollouts continue in the U.S. and abroad, many destinations are reopening to tourism with proof of vaccination or the presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test accompanied by other requirements for non-vaccinated travelers.
Countries reopening with new guidelines and safety protocols include Peru, Costa Rica, Croatia, and Belize. Take a look at the full list of countries accepting U.S. travelers by clicking the link below and ask a Yampu Travel Expert for more information.
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