The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided updated travel guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks after they have received the second dose of a 2-dose series of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 2 weeks after receiving a single dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Fully vaccinated individuals can travel within the United States (US) without having the need for COVID-19 testing or post-travel self-quarantine. While traveling, fully vaccinated individuals should take proper COVID-19 precautions such as wearing a mask, avoiding crowds when in public, social distancing and washing hands frequently.

In addition, fully vaccinated individuals can travel internationally without having to receive a COVID-19 test prior to travel unless required by the international destination. Prior to boarding a return flight to the US, fully vaccinated individuals must have a negative COVID-19 test result. Upon returning to the US, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to self-quarantine unless required by a state or local jurisdiction; these individuals should get tested 3 to 5 days after returning from international travel.

The CDC guidance on non-essential domestic travel by individuals who are not fully vaccinated remains unchanged and continues to be discouraged. Unvaccinated travelers are advised to receive COVID-19 testing 1 to 3 days prior to domestic travel and again 3 to 5 days after travel. At the conclusion of travel, unvaccinated travelers are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days, or 10 days if they do not get tested.

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