It has been reported that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has canceled the mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers. In connection to this, the agency announced in its website that they will yield to the state, local, and territorial governments that still implement travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, or other quarantine requirements.
One great example of this is the CDC informed travelers that they are required to follow restrictions set by the U.S. State Department. The U.S. Department forewarns that any U.S. citizen returning to the United States who came from China in the previous 14 days “may” be subject to up to 14 days of quarantine.
Why Quarantining is Still Beneficial
Despite the quarantine being lifted, it doesn’t mean that U.S. citizens can go wherever they like. They cautioned travelers that they’re at risk of COVID-19 exposure anywhere.
“You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can be contagious without symptoms and spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) pose a risk to your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus,” the agency said.
Thus, they are encouraging travelers to use their common sense and practice safety precautions like hand-washing, social distancing, using a face covering, and keeping track of any coronavirus-like symptoms. They also remind consumers to allow some flexibility in travel arrangements in the short-term.
“Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel,” the CDC stated. “If traveling internationally or across international borders, check with the destination’s Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs.
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