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CDC Travel Guidlines

By Alondra Rosas Ornelas | Latinx Flint Media

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Photo of a sign outside of Rite Aid Pharmacy about the Coivd-19 vaccine. 

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Flint, MI – The CDC has updated the domestic traveling guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated. A person is fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 weeks after the Johnson and Johnson’s Jenssen vaccine. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated travelers are required to wear a mask in all forms of public transportation such as planes, buses, and trains. After travel, Covid-19 symptoms should be monitored. Fully vaccinated people and those who have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 3 months do not need to self-quarantine or get tested after travel. 

The CDC has also updated traveling guidelines for people who are unvaccinated.The person must get viral tested 1-3 days before departure. A mask must be worn on public transport. The person must get viral tested 3-5 days after travel and quarantine for at least 7 days. If the test comes back negative, the person must still quarantine the full 7 days. Travelers should avoid being in contact with a high-risk person for 14 days. 

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International travel has additional recommendations. Travelers should check the traveling requirements for the airline and the final destination. All air passengers, including vaccinated individuals, returning to the United States must have a negative test result three days prior to travel. After travel, individuals should get tested 3 days following arrival and self-monitor Covid-19 symptoms. 

For more information on travel guidelines, please visit: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html

Vaccine locations: 

https://latinxflint.org/genesee-county-health-department-vaccine-registration-information/

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