In arguably the biggest travel news in over a year, the CDC just issued a new travel guidance stating: “People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States:
-Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it
-Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine”

This is because studies show that “fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.”

The CDC also says: “Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including:
-Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
-Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
-Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer

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This is huge news and will definitely encourage even more people to get vaccinated. I just got my second dose yesterday of Moderna so I will be fully vaccinated in 13 days. I’m booking tickets after I send this newsletter (of course, I will still be keeping my eye on the variants and use extreme caution but this is great news).

I’m not alone in my excitement as Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO says:
“The CDC’s new travel guidance is a major step in the right direction that is supported by the science and will take the brakes off the industry that has been hardest hit by the fallout of COVID by far. As travel comes back, U.S. jobs come back.”

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5 Comments On "Breaking News: CDC Issues New Travel Guidance"
  1. Tarie|

    Best news ever!

  2. Ricky|

    Hi Johnny, like you I have 2 little ones, a 1 1/2 yr old and a 6 yr old. Do you think it’s safe to take little kids on a long airplane ride? Or are you booking tickets for yourself for now? Airlines are not requiring people to get vaccinated to flight correct?
    Thank you and congrats!

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Good question. I think it all depends on where you’re going and you comfort level. My wife and I are still debating if we will take the kids on a plane. US airlines won’t require vaccines but some international will (ahem, QANTAS)

  3. David H, M.D.|

    Does this mean that vaccinated US citizens can return to the US from international destinations WITHOUT having a negative Covid test within 72 hours, as is the current requirement? By the way, our Covid forms are in with our passports, AND I have photo-ed them, and emailed to ourselves (as I have with our current passports). As long as google/yahoo stay in business, I have permanent copies of my vaccines, lot number, date of administration, type of vaccine, etc.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      YOu would think that’s coming next. So stay tuned

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