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Law360 (April 2, 2021, 8:20 PM EDT) —
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Friday announcement that fully vaccinated individuals can again travel in the U.S. without COVID-19 testing beforehand or self-quarantining afterward, attention now turns to whether businesses and state and local governments will embrace so-called vaccine passports.
The CDC on Friday relaxed travel guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, a move that could potentially open the door for more widespread adoption of so-called vaccine passports. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
In light of recent evidence that the vaccines are effective at reducing novel coronavirus infections, the CDC has determined that traveling is a low-risk activity for fully vaccinated individuals. But the agency cautioned that its existing recommendations — including wearing face coverings, staying six feet away from other people, avoiding crowds and washing hands or using hand sanitizer frequently — should still be followed while traveling.
The CDC’s updated guidance is welcome news for transportation providers and airlines, many of which have sought additional federal guidance to restore confidence in travel as governments ease stay-at-home mandates and business restrictions and accelerate vaccination efforts nationwide….