Vaccinated and contemplating worldwide journey? Dr. Dave Hnida shares a COVID-19 guidelines – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) – As more and more Coloradans are being vaccinated, people are looking forward to traveling abroad again. But if you are fully vaccinated, is it safe to do so now?
Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their travel advisories and the State Department cut travel advisories for many countries people might want to travel to.
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CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says that if you are out of the country and fully vaccinated, there is some “homework” you should do before your departure date. In an interview with CBSN Denver, he shared the following recommendations.
1. Health rules at your travel destination
“Take a look at where you are going, specifically what the local mandates, local rules, and local requirements are. What kind of tests will be required while you are in the place you are visiting? “
2. COVID test and proof of vaccination
“Which vaccination certificate is required on site? Are there any test requirements during your stay? You’ll also really want to take a look at the local conditions. For example, is there a lot of COVID in the area you are visiting and are there any concerns about the variants? “
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3. Flexible travel plans?
“Maybe you will reach your destination. The big question will be whether or not you can return from your destination when something comes up. “
Hnida says travelers get a COVID-19 test within 3 to 5 days of returning home.
For those who are not vaccinated and are considering international travel, Hnida strongly advises against it. “It’s almost like jumping out of a plane without a parachute,” he said.
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“It’s just not really recommendable at the moment, especially with all the variants that are currently available. ”