- Chris Schutte
Travel Again Responds to CDC Announcement on Updated Travel Guidance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Colleen Gallagher
April 2, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new guidelines for travel among fully vaccinated individuals. People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States and fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it and do not need to self-quarantine. While the CDC notes that international travel poses additional risks, it says fully vaccinated travelers should follow recommendations for traveling safely and get tested 3-5 days after travel, but do not need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it. Additionally, they do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
The following statement can be attributed to Travel Again Co-Founder and CEO Mike McCormick:
“Today, we reached a very important milestone not only for the U.S. travel industry, but for travelers and our dedicated health professionals and government employees alike.
First, thank you to all that have worked tirelessly in both the public and private sector to contribute to this notable success. From the scientists and medical professionals responsible for the development and dissemination of vaccines to the travel industry leadership and staff who have transformed our travel infrastructure to make it safe for travel again - we owe you all a huge debt of gratitude.
The work is not done, however. Now, it is essential that we build on this success by continuing to work together to develop the roadmap to fully and safely reopen both domestic and international travel. Traveler confidence has begun to recover from historically low levels at the onset of the pandemic, but it remains one of the greatest hurdles in restoring travel activity. Clear guidance for travelers and tools for travel suppliers to support the process can help boost confidence and get travelers back on the road. This can only be accomplished if the government and travel industry work closely together in a true public-private partnership to develop and implement these plans.
Implementing new travel-related policies and standards must be a top priority for not only the U.S. government, but also for our allies abroad, if we are going to restart our global economy.”
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