According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated Americans can now travel locally and internationally. However, it is still important for travelers to wear masks in public. A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended vaccine dose. For example, this means 2 weeks after receiving the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer, or 2 weeks after the single-dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Travelers do not need to quarantine after traveling if they follow all the current public health recommendations such as wearing masks and washing hands. Being able to travel is a direct result of the vaccination program.

Wait to travel outside the U.S. until you are fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated travelers are much less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel has more risks. For example, even fully vaccinated people have a higher risk of getting and spreading new COVID-19 variants. Overall, the CDC recommends waiting to travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated.

Coming to the United States still requires a test

People traveling into the United States still need to prove that they have a negative COVID test. Travelers should get another test three to five days after returning.


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