CDC updates travel guidance for fully vaccinated

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 can travel within the United States without testing or self-quarantine. About 20 percent of US adults have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

At a news conference on Friday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced updated travel guidance for fully vaccinated people. It now says that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves from two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of the vaccine.

Restrictions for overseas travel remain in place. Fully vaccinated people won't need to take a COVID-19 test before traveling unless required by the international destination.

But they will need a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding a flight to the United States and take another test three to five days after returning from international travel.

Walensky said, "We know that right now we have a surging number of cases." She added, "I would advocate against general travel overall."

The latest seven-day average of daily new coronavirus cases in the country exceeds 62,000.