Daily Covid-19 Minute: CDC Travel Guidelines

The CDC now says people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel safely within the United States. The agency now has evidence that fully vaccinated individuals are less likely to get Covid-19 and spread it to others. Vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested for covid before or after traveling and don’t self-quarantine upon returning home. Some precautions are still in place and the CDC says even vaccinated individuals should wear a mask, stay six feet away from others, and often wash their hands. This applies to fully vaccinated people as well. That means it’s been two weeks since your second shot for Pfizer and Moderna or two weeks since your Johnson & Johnson shot.

Video Transcript

MEHMET OZ: Get ready to pack your bags because the CDC now says people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can travel safely within the United States. The reason? The agency now has evidence that fully vaccinated individuals are less likely to get COVID-19 and spread it to others. It's why vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested for COVID before or after traveling, and they don't need to self quarantine upon returning home.

Now, some precautions are still in place, and the CDC says even vaccinated individuals should wear a mask stay six feet away from others, and often wash their hands. And remember, this applies to fully vaccinated people, which means it's been two weeks since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks since your J & J jab. Without a doubt, it's a sign that this pandemic could soon be in our rearview mirror. And if you're looking for another reason to get your shot when it's your turn, this is it. I'm Dr. Oz, this has been your COVID-19 news minute.