Despite rising COVID-19 cases, the U.S. government is giving the green light: Fully vaccinated people can travel in the United States without getting tested pre- and post-trip or self-quarantine—unless a destination requires it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is big news for the 56 million Americans who are now fully vaccinated, as well as the beleaguered travel industry.
The CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel in the U.S. without these measures because they’re less likely to get and spread COVID-19, but that travelers should still follow basic precautions. This includes hand washing, staying six feet away from others, and wearing a mask over their nose and mouth. In addition, CDC director Rochelle Walensky made sure to qualify the new guidance in a White House briefing.