CDC Updates Travel Guidance For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The CDC has updated travel guidance for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; KDKA's Jessica Guay reports.

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- CDC's also updating its guidance for traveling and says those who are vaccinated can travel safely now. Jessica Guay joins us with what else vaccinated people should know. Jessica?

JESSICA GUAY: Hey, Ken. Well, taking a look around here at the airport, it's not very busy here. But that could be changing. The CDC says that people who are fully vaccinated can travel within the United States, and they do not need to get tested or quarantine, but only if they take precautions while they're traveling, like while they're in the airport or on an airplane, they need to be wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart when they can from others, and washing your hands frequently.

The agency says vaccinated people can also travel internationally without getting tested or quarantining unless their destination requires that. The CDC says fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. And recent studies show them that they can travel at low risk to themselves.

You are fully vaccinated two weeks after your last dose of the vaccine. The CDC's guidance previously said that all Americans should avoid nonessential travel.

So I'd say this is very welcoming news for those who have been waiting to maybe visit loved ones who are far away safely. And this could help the travel industry, which has been struggling since the pandemic started.

Nothing has changed for those who are not vaccinated, the CDC still discouraging them from nonessential travel. But if you have to travel and you are not vaccinated, they say that you should still be getting tested before and after and quarantine when you return. Live inside Pittsburgh International Airport, Jessica Guay, KDKA News.