Los Angeles County lifts quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers

On Monday, Los Angeles County updated its travel advisory in response to new federal guidance, stating fully vaccinated residents can travel without having to quarantine. However, they still caution residents to avoid non-essential travel. 

The guidelines also state those who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 7 full days after travel if they get a negative COVID-19 test 3-5 days after their arrival. For those who did not get tested, they must quarantine for 10 days after returning from their travel.

Vaccinated or not, all travelers are required to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days and to avoid being around those who are at high risk for contracting the virus. 

"You do not need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months," CDC officials said. "You should still follow all other travel recommendations."


Los Angeles County requires travelers who enter or return to the county from other states or countries to self-quarantine for ten days. 

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The new guidance does not eliminate the requirement to be tested for COVID-19 before or after travel if their destination requires it.

Vaccinated travelers still must follow safety guidelines while traveling, including wearing a face covering, maintaining six feet of social distancing and frequently washing hands or using hand sanitizer.

People who are not vaccinated are still urged by the CDC to delay any travel, "because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID- 19."

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