What precautions should you take after returning from travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?
• Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
○ Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
○ If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
○ If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
• Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
• Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
• Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
Do I have to wear a mask when I travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Should I travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?
What are the risks of getting COVID-19 on an airplane?
Can COVID-19 be transmitted on airplanes?
We conclude that the risk for on-board transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during long flights is real and has the potential to cause COVID-19 clusters of substantial size, even in business class–like settings with spacious seating arrangements well beyond the established distance used to define close contact on airplanes.
As long as COVID-19 presents a global pandemic threat in the absence of a good point-of-care test, better on-board infection prevention measures and arrival screening procedures are needed to make flying safe.
Can I travel during the COVID-19 pandemic if I am not fully vaccinated?
What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19 before a flight?
Do I need a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to the United States?
How long can COVID-19 linger in the air?
Can a COVID-19 test taken before departure from the US be used to return within the 3-day time frame?
If a trip is shorter than 3 days, a viral test taken in the United States can be used to fulfill the requirements of the Order as long as the specimen was taken no more than three days before the return flight to the US departs. If the return travel is delayed longer than 3 days after the test, the passenger will need to be retested before the return flight.
Travelers considering this option should additionally consider the availability of appropriate testing capacity at their destinations, and the time frame needed to obtain results, as a contingency when making plans for travel.
Can an airline deny boarding a passenger if they don’t have a negative COVID-19 test?
Do airlines need to keep copies of passenger COVID-19 test results?
No, passengers must show a copy of their test results to airline employees or the aircraft operator before boarding, but the airline or aircraft operator does not need to retain copies of test results.
Do I need a COVID-19 negative test if am travelling between US states but transit through a foreign country?
If you booked an itinerary from a US state or territory to another US state or territory and the itinerary has you taking a connecting flight through a foreign country, you do not need to be tested. An example of this situation is an itinerary booked between the Northern Mariana Islands (a US territory) and the US mainland via Japan.
Do I need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry into the United States?
What happens if I don’t take a COVID-19 test and want to travel to the US?
Air passengers traveling to the US are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding. If a passenger chooses not to present a test result or documentation of recovery, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.
Do I need to get another COVID-19 test if I have a connecting flight?
Does the COVID-19 negative test order apply to all flights or just commercial flights for passengers arriving to the US?
This order applies to all flights, including private flights and general aviation aircraft (charter flights). Passengers traveling by air into the US are required to have proof of testing regardless of flight type.
Do I need to get tested before traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic if I’m fully vaccinated?
What happens if I don’t get the second COVID-19 vaccine shot?
What happens if you don’t get the second dose?
If you skip your second shot, the short answer is that you aren’t getting maximum protection against COVID-19. All of the clinical trial data is based on people getting both doses, with both vaccines showing strong immune protection even 6 months after vaccination.
Can you get Covid twice?
How likely is it that you get reinfected with COVID compared to someone whose immunity comes from vaccines?
What happens if you only get one shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine?
While you may have some protection after the first dose, there are still a lot of unknowns. For example, your immunity may be short-lived.
Pfizer’s trial results reported 52% efficacy between the first and second dose — but the small number of people who only got one shot weren’t followed for the rest of the study.