I would be lying if I said the fact that I got both COVID vaccines had nothing to do with the fact that I wanted to be able to travel quicker. In fact, as soon as I saw an article recently that mentioned something about needing to be vaccinated to get on a cruise ship, that helped make up my mind. I was initially 'on the fence.' 

I've seen many an article that says the only way we are going to be able to travel in the future, is to carry proof, our COVID vaccine cards, that shows we have been fully vaccinated. We love to travel, we miss cruises, we miss the beaches and we are ready to fly again.

According to the new CDC travel guidelines, peeps like me who have been fully vaccinated 'will no longer be discouraged from traveling.' There will still be the typical COVID guidelines and protocol that we will still be required to follow like wearing masks and social distancing but we will now be allowed to travel without having to have a negative test first or quarantine as many were requiring once we return from a trip.

The exception according to the guidelines is that, 'fully vaccinated people still need a negative test for COVID-19 before returning to the United States and will need another test three to five days after returning.'

If you are in the same boat and have chosen to get fully vaccinated in order to be able to travel again, you may check out the CDC guidelines here for updates.

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