Do fully vaccinated travelers need to be tested for COVID-19 before leaving the United States?
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before leaving the United States unless required by their destination.
How long is the Pfizer vaccine effective for?
An April 2021 press release from Pfizer notes that protection from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine lasts at least 6 months.
Can I travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic if I am fully vaccinated?
Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some COVID-19 variants.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory?
No. The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for people.
Do fully vaccinated travelers need a COVID-19 test before travelling?
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get a SARS-CoV-2 viral test before or after domestic travel, unless testing is required by local, state, or territorial health authorities.
Do I need to get self-quarantine after a domestic travel if I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19?
You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. You should still follow all other travel recommendations.
How long will the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine provide protection?
Data are not yet available to inform about the duration of protection that the vaccine will provide.
How long can COVID-19 immunity last?
To protect the global population from COVID-19, it is vital to develop anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunity via natural infection or vaccination. However, in COVID-19 recovered individuals, a sharp decline in humoral immunity has been observed after 6 – 8 months of symptom onset.
How effective is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?
• Based on evidence from clinical trials in people 16 years and older, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 in people who received two doses and had no evidence of being previously infected.
Can I still spread Covid if I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Only a small portion of vaccinated individuals end up contracting the disease, though you still can. If contracted, there is still a chance of spreading it to others, which could be extremely dangerous if the household is immunocompromised or unvaccinated.
Can vaccinated people travel during the COVID-19 pandemic within the United States?
Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread SARS-CoV-2 and can now travel at low risk to themselves within the United States.
Can vaccinated people spread COVID-19?
• Fully vaccinated people with Delta variant breakthrough infections can spread the virus to others.