ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – This week the CDC introduced new tips about summer time journey and says in case you are touring overseas, to examine with the state division and embassy earlier than you e-book your flight.
If you happen to journey overseas, you’ll have to nonetheless present a unfavorable COVID-19 check even in case you are vaccinated.
The CDC has added greater than 60 nations to a “Very excessive” alert degree due to COVID-19 infections together with India, Egypt, Costa Rica and several other European nations.
Dr. Henry Wu, Director of Emory Journey Nicely Middle says, “International locations within the midst of great surges are usually not good decisions. Even in case you are vaccinated, in case you want well being care whether or not it’s automobile accident or coronary heart assault, you turn out to be a burden to a struggling well being system.”
However the CDC is easing journey restrictions to greater than 100 nations together with Mexico, Canada and Japan. Well being specialists say solely journey in case you are vaccinated.
“Our vaccines are efficient and might forestall sickness from the brand new variants. I’m involved that our vaccination charges are slowing down. I might like to see extra uptakes as a result of it’s one of the best ways to guard and scale back the chance within the US,” says Dr. Wu.
The CDC says many Caribbean nations are reporting low an infection charges and could possibly be good decisions for households.
Dr. Wu says, “Airports and airways are nonetheless requiring masks for all passengers together with absolutely vaccinated ones.”
Well being specialists say in case you do journey, have proof of your vaccine.
“If you happen to haven’t gotten it but, I strongly encourage everybody to get vaccinated. The COVID vaccine has confirmed to be efficient and protected. With 6 months of information since their rollout, the intense unintended effects are uncommon whereas extra research present what number of deaths are prevented with vaccination,” says Dr. Wu.
Dr. Saloni Firasta-Vastani, Emory Professor says, “If it’s not wanted, keep away from journey. The hospital beds are nonetheless full so in case you contract COVID-19 it might be tough and be difficult.”
The CDC says solely absolutely vaccinated folks ought to journey and recommends that you simply keep away from all journey on cruise ships due to an increase in variants.