The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated COVID-19 guidance, sharing advice on safe travel
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance on travel during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, sharing advice on safe travel and easing recommendations for mandatory 14-day quarantine after travel across internal US borders.
States may still maintain their own quarantine requirements for arrivals. If a traveler is sick, travel is still discouraged.
The CDC guidelines also continue to recommend voluntary measures and precautions related to travel within a 14-day period of exposure.
“You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others…for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.”
“Don’t travel if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.”
The CDC recommendations outline potential questions for travelers to consider, such as:
The guidelines also included tips for safety during travel:
Air travel, the CDC guidance noted, also involves risk. The guidelines noted that air circulation can prevent some viruses from spreading on flights, but that social distancing in airports and on planes is difficult.
Other forms of transport like bus and train travel also carry innate risks if you are living with someone or are someone at risk for severe SARS-CoV-2 infection. In these close corridors, masks may be useful.
At gas pumps, automobile travelers are advised to use disinfecting wipes on any handles or buttons.
CDC High Risk Activities: