A significant part of the United States has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and many more will be added to the numbers in the coming weeks. This, of course, raises questions about travel and what a vaccinated person can safely do after the waiting period for vaccination. According to the CDC, a trip to Canada should not be on your list – even if you are fully vaccinated.
According to the CDC, Canada is currently at Level 4 ‘Very high’ when it comes to the number of COVID-19 infections. For this reason, the agency says that even people who are fully vaccinated against the virus are still at risk of contracting it and passing it on to others – and, what is especially worrying, is the spread of variants of COVID- 19.
The advice is not the same as banning travel to Canada. The agency says that in cases where someone needs to travel to the country, he must make sure that he is fully vaccinated before traveling. In addition, vaccination does not mean that you can stop following protective measures.
The CDC notes that you should continue to distance yourself socially, wear a mask and wash your hands regularly. The same goes for travelers who end up leaving the United States before they are fully vaccinated. Although you do not need to be quarantined after returning to the USA, you will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result in the last three days before traveling by plane.
The process is a little different for people who have not been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. In that case, the CDC says that you will need to take the test a few days before your trip and after you return home. Likewise, you will need to be quarantined for a week after you get home, even if your test is negative.