In some good news for companies who are ready to begin traveling again, the CDC said late last week that fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to travel within the U.S. without quarantine restrictions or providing a negative COVID test. In this case, you’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive your last recommended vaccine dose.
Once the two week mark is hit, business travelers are free to board domestic flights to conduct business without having to jump through any extra pandemic-related hoops. But keep in mind that you’ll want to (and in most places, be required to) still follow prevention protocols - so be sure to pack your mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands.
International travel is still a bit trickier. You do not need a negative test result to board an international flight, but most countries are still requiring them in addition to mandatory quarantines upon arrival - check out the AmTrav Resource Center for country-by-country requirements. To return home to the U.S. from abroad, a negative COVID test result is still required.
Things are certainly looking up, but we encourage everyone to continue to be cautious and do their part so that things stay trending in the right direction. When your company is ready to get back to traveling, we’ll be here to help in any way we can. And as new information comes out, we promise to keep you posted.