With many expected to travel over the summer, the Minnesota Department of Health has guidelines for making a safe summer plan during the pandemic.
MDH says the COVID-19 virus is still circulating in the United States and across the world, so there are still many things that need to be considered before traveling.
According to MDH, fully vaccinated people, if they travel in the United States, do not need to get tested before and after travel, nor do they need to self-quarantine. You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the final dose of the vaccine.
Those who are not vaccinated and travel out of state, they are advised to get tested three to five days after traveling and to stay home and quarantine for a full seven days after travel.
MDH is encouraging potential travelers to think of ways to do small getaways locally.
Those who want to get away on a summer road trip are advised to make sure everyone who can be fully vaccinated is before taking off.
Another reminder is to be up to date on other routine vaccinations, like measles, since other diseases are still around.
For international travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends delaying this type of travel unless you are fully vaccinated. The CDC says travel of this kind can introduce variants to the state that can then spread in its communities.
Those who travel internationally and are fully vaccinated are still recommended to test three to five days after travel. Those who are not fully vaccinated are advised to get tested one to three days before the trip, and understand all airline and destination requirements which may differ from United States’ requirements.
For more information on that, and other travel recommendations, check the CDC’s website.