Your Guide to Travel Safely this Summer
Now, more than 46% of Americans are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Many countries around the world are also working to quickly get their populations vaccinated. Borders are reopening, and travelers are hitting the road and the skies.
If you’re planning a trip this year, things might look a little different, but at the same time, more normal than they have for over a year.
With that in mind, the following is your guide to traveling this summer.
General Travel Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone who is eligible gets a vaccine. The official guidance is to avoid traveling until you are fully vaccinated. If you have an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use, you can travel safely in the United States based on current CDC information.
You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of a two-dose series, which includes the Moderna and Pfizer shots. You’re fully vaccinated two weeks after a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
With that being said, the following are travel recommendations even if you are fully vaccinated, again, from the CDC:
If you’re unvaccinated, the CDC outlines the following guidelines:
Before you travel domestically, you should check to see if the city or state you’re going to has any specific requirements. If you’re traveling by air, you need to determine whether your airline requires any testing, documents, or additional health information.
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