Guidance for Fully Vaccinated

This information is subject to change. Please check relevant health sites for updated information.

People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after either their second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) after a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).

Fully vaccinated people should still:

  • Get tested 3-5 days after international travel
  • Show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
  • Follow guidance at workplace and local businesses.
  • Wear masks in required places (public transportation, healthcare settings, etc.)
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you are experiencing symptoms
  • People with underlying medical conditions or taking medications that weaken the immune system should still continue all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.

Fully vaccinated people can now:

  • Resume activities without wearing a mask unless required by federal, state, local, or tribal rules and regulations (including business and workplace guidances).
  • If you have been exposed, you do not need to quarantine or get tested unless you have symptoms
    • Exceptions: if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19.

Travel for fully vaccinated people

  • Travel within the United States:
    • Do not need to get tested or self quarantine before or after travel
  • International Travel:
    • Do not need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it
    • Do not need to self quarantine after arriving in the United States.
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