What guidance is CDC giving for holiday travelers?

With Thanksgiving carved up, many are now looking forward to decking the halls for Christmas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new coronavirus testing guidance for those traveling.

When it comes to international ventures, the CDC now recommends three tests.

The first should be one to three days before your flight to reduce COVID spread during travel.

Then, travelers should get tested three to five days after travel and stay home for seven days.

If the test is negative, stay home for the full seven days.

If you don’t get tested, the CDC says to stay home and quarantine for 14 days.

And then there’s the obvious: The CDC says to stay put if you’ve got symptoms, have tested positive, have been around someone who tested positive or are waiting for test results.

The updated guidance comes as Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine.

New study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens throughout the D.C. area and nationwide.

More coronavirus coverage

Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | District of Columbia

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2020 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up