CDC Gives Vaccinated People The Green Light To Freely Travel Within US

Holiday travelers wearing face masks arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is giving vaccinated people the green light to travel.

On Friday, the CDC released its updated guidance for coronavirus protocols and said that fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19 before traveling within the United States.

Fully vaccinated people also do not need to get a COVID-19 test before international flights, but they should be tested before returning to the country.

Of course, the CDC still encourages people to wear masks in public and should avoid crowds.

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The coronavirus originated from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 30.6 million confirmed cases and 553,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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