WASHINGTON (CNN) – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a long-awaited travel advice update for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, eliminating some testing and quarantine recommendations. The agency said that as long as coronavirus precautions are taken, including wearing a mask, fully vaccinated people can travel to the United States without being tested for Covid-19 before or without quarantining themselves after. fully vaccinated people do not need a Covid-19 test before travel – unless required by the destination – and do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States. They should still have a negative Covid-19 test before boarding a flight to the United States, and a follow-up test three to five days after their return, the CDC noted. the Covid-19 vaccine. The updated guidelines do not apply to unvaccinated people. The CDC advises anyone who has not been fully vaccinated to continue to avoid travel. Unvaccinated people who must travel should get tested one to three days before travel and again three to five days after travel. They should self-quarantine at home for seven days after travel, or 10 days, if not tested after travel. The CDC said all Americans, regardless of their immunization status, should wear a mask and apply public health measures when traveling. such as physical distancing and frequent hand washing. Many Americans are ready to travel, with a record number of passengers this month at US airports. Scott Olson Last month, the CDC released its first iteration of guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans, in which the agency said they should avoid travel. Some critics at the time said the CDC’s stance on travel for fully vaccinated people was too rigid. CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky defended the agency’s initial travel guidelines last month, explaining that policy changes would be underway as more people are vaccinated in the United States. and that science would inform all recommendations. “We’re very concerned about communicable variants. A lot of them have passed through our travel lanes, so we’re extremely careful with travel right now,” Walensky told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in March. She noted that whenever travel resumes, an increase in the number of coronavirus cases follows, citing Independence Day, Labor Day and the holiday season Experts say the United States appears to be moving into another new wave this spring, which is in part due to more travel. . The United States has recorded an average of 63,974 daily cases over the past 7 days, up 11% from last week. .