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Restrictions Lifted for Vaccinated Individuals | What to Know

As vaccines continue to roll out, more and more COVID-19 restrictions continue to be lifted. Read on to learn more about how this is affecting travel.

Am I Fully Vaccinated?

According to the CDC, you are fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

What to Know About Travel

The CDC has made several announcements regarding travel for those who have been vaccinated. They have announced:

  • You must pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
  • It is not necessary to get a covid test before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
  • You do need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19before boarding an international flight to the United States.
  • In terms of testing, you should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel, but you no longer need to quarantine once you have entered the United States.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. That being said, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

What Does USCIS State?

USCIS has eased restrictions in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines. They have stated that “those who have returned from domestic air, international air or cruise ship travel in the past 10 days may enter USCIS facilities if they are fully vaccinated. Individuals who have been in close contact (within six feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with anyone known to have COVID-19 in the previous 14 days may also enter USCIS facilities if they are fully vaccinated. Healthcare workers who consistently wear an N95 respirator and proper personal protective equipment or equivalent when in contact with COVID-19 positive individuals continue to be exempt from reporting close contact.”

If you have any questions or concerns about the latest announcements regarding the CDC and USCIS, contact our firm to speak with an experienced attorney.

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