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CDC Eliminates 14-Day Quarantine Recommendation for Travelers

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Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 24 August 2020 02:05 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer recommending travelers self-quarantine for 14 days after returning from a trip overseas or out of state, Fox News reports.

The CDC updated its travel guidelines on Friday.

Despite removing the 14-day quarantine recommendation, the CDC still warned people taking trips that they can catch coronavirus while traveling.

“You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others," the agency states on its website. "You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.”

The CDC advises travelers to wear masks indoors, wash hands, maintain social distancing guidelines and monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

The CDC also cautions that traveling increases your risk of both contracting and spreading the virus. If you have to travel, the agency advises travelers check recommendations on government websites for their destination as well as any places they will be passing through during their trip.

The agency notes that requirements may vary by location and some places may mandate people who traveled to stay at home for two weeks or require a negative coronavirus test.

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