CDC Updates Journey Information for People Absolutely Vaccinated Towards COVID-19 – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The CDC has updated the travel guide for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
An updated post on their website states that fully vaccinated people without a COVID-19 test can safely travel in the US as long as they wear a mask and social distance.
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This is news that many have been waiting for. A group of families at Pittsburgh International Airport said Friday they were all vaccinated and on their way to Florida.
“Relieved to woo,” said Cathy Wetzler of New York.
The CDC said those who are vaccinated can travel to the US without being tested or quarantined for COVID-19 if they continue to take precautions, including wearing masks and social distancing while traveling.
“Let’s do our part, why not? The faster we do this together, the faster we can get past it, ”said Oscar Veneszee from Florida.
He would surprise his daughter, who had just finished bootcamping in Pensacola.
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Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to receive and spread COVID-19, according to the CDC, and they can travel at “low risk” for themselves.
“I think it’s great. I’m vaccinated so I’m ready to use it and travel again,” said Kara Buncic from Canonsburg.
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She and her husband headed to Florida for a spring break vacation. It’s been a difficult 13 months of canceled trips, bans, and quarantines.
“We had to cancel at least three vacations and a destination wedding was canceled for us in 2020,” said Buncic.
“It was very frustrating. It felt like you were trapped. But we understand why they did it to be sure, ”Sutfin said.
Travelers are ready for a smooth landing and some normalcy.
“It’s been over a year since we could do anything. It just feels good to know that we can all go on a trip together and enjoy life again, ”said Wetzler.
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According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people traveling internationally do not need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to their trip unless their destination requires it. They also don’t need to be quarantined unless required where they live.
Vaccinated travelers must still have a negative COVID-19 test before flying back to the United States
The CDC does not encourage vaccinated people to travel and does not change its travel policy for non-vaccinated people.
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The agency said unvaccinated people traveling domestically or internationally should still be tested for COVID-19 before and after travel and quarantined upon return. The agency also still keeps them from non-essential travel.