On Friday, The Centers for Disease Control announced some welcome news for the travel industry.
Fully vaccinated Americans who are wanting to travel – as long as they continue to mask up and follow social distancing guidelines – can proceed with caution.
“For domestic travel, fully vaccinated people do not need to get a COVID-19 test before or after travel, and do not need to self-quarantine after travel,” said CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
“We in the travel industry are applauding the CDC for moving forward,” said Rose Gray of Fox World Travel. “Truthfully, as excited as we are about the news, we’re hoping to see more of this.”
Gray doesn’t think it’ll have too much of an impact on people who are comfortable traveling despite their vaccination status.
“The CDC never required that you do that quarantining, and truthfully, I don’t know how many people did that quarantining,” Gray said. “I would hazard to guess, and say few.”
International travel restrictions on Americans haven’t been changed. Neither have restrictions for Americans traveling to some states like Hawaii, which requires a negative COVID-19 test or a 10-day quarantine before entering.