THE CDC has issued guidelines for Americans who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and are looking to travel.
Officials have warned against another pandemic wave, however, as cases of the virus are up about 10 percent to 60,000 per day.
A panel of experts appear on screen during a White House briefing on the Biden administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemicCredit: AP
What are the CDC travel guidelines for vaccinated Americans?
Vaccinated Americans can travel without Covid tests if they wear masks and they don’t need to quarantine, the CDC has said.
Those who have received a Covid-19 jab will also not need to self-quarantine if they travel domestically or overseas.
Vaccinated Americans will still have to wear a mask when they are undergoing travel, but will not have to provide a negative Covid-19 test.
Travelers should also still adhere to CDC recommendations including staying six feet away from people, avoiding crowds and washing your hands often.
What has the CDC said about the Covid-19 fight?
The head of the CDC made an impassioned plea to Americans not to let their guard down in the fight against COVID-19, warning of a potential fourth wave of the virus and saying she has a recurring feeling “of impending doom.”
Dr. Rochelle WalenskyCredit: AP
Speaking during a virtual White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky grew emotional as she reflected on her experience treating Covid-19 patients who are alone at the end of their lives.
“We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope,” she said. “But right now, I’m scared.”
Americans who have been vaccinated can travel, but still must adhere to some precautionsCredit: AFP
“I’m going to lose the script, and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom,” she said.
Walensky and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. appealed to elected officials, community leaders and everyday Americans to maintain social distancing measures and mask wearing.
What’s the update on vaccine eligibility?
But there’s good news for younger generations who have some vaccine envy.
President Biden has promised the country that most states will be able to offer vaccinations to all age groups by May 1 some states have already begun.
While vaccine eligibility varies state by state six states are now making the vaccine available to everyone 16 and older including Alaska, Mississippi, West Virginia, Utah, Georgia, and Arizona.