Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that fully vaccinated people can travel domestically and internationally without having to show a negative COVID-19 test or quarantining. However, the CDC recommends wearing a mask and following public health precautions.
Many states, including California had required travelers to quarantine upon arrival. This new guidance will be a major incentive for Americans to get vaccinated and boost to the travel industry.
The CDC recommends that vaccinated people get tested 3-5 days after traveling internationally, since it’s not yet fully clear whether they can carry the virus and transmit it to others.
Last month the CDC advised that fully vaccinated people can gather with small groups indoors — without masks — and still be safe.
Also, on Friday the state of California eased restrictions as the test positive rate neared a record low. Indoor concerts, conferences, seated live events, sports, and other private gatherings can resume in California starting April 15.
“Everything is moving in the correct direction,” Dee Dee Myers, the state’s top economic advisor, said during a press conference.