Khan said the update reinforces the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, and is another incentive for people to get vaccinated.
The CDC is only recommending testing for travelers who are returning to the USA from global travel - keeping in place an order it announced in mid-January that requires all US-bound passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding.More news: Ontario entering four-week province-wide shutdown effective Saturday
Vaccinated travelers can go overseas without getting a Covid-19 test before travel unless it is required by the global destination, the new guidelines say.
The CDC's tweets this week are based on already existing CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals - meaning it's been two weeks since they received their second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or it's been two weeks since they received the single dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.
Developed in collaboration with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the new frames let you share support for the vaccinations and see who else has received theirs. The CDC does note, however, that Americans still need to follow the guidelines set by other countries for global travel, including testing or quarantining. In the case of J&J, a one-shot vaccine, that means two weeks after the first and only shot.More news: Doug Ford to announce provincewide lockdown on Thursday
Why the guidance change?
"Some are starting to make exceptions for those who are vaccinated".
The U.S.travel industry which has had a dismal year because of the Covid-19 crisis expects this announcement will help them come out of the slump though recently many Americans have ignored the guidelines and have started traveling in higher numbers. The CDC discourages non-essential domestic travel by those who are unvaccinated. People should still wear a mask, socially distance and avoid crowds, the agency says.More news: Seven Hong Kong activists convicted over 2019 illegal assembly
The report also noted that almost 1.6 million passengers boarded domestic flights on Sunday, which was the most on any day since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.