Updated C.D.C. guidelines indicate that vaccinated people are free to travel with precautions

12 days ago in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Friday April 2, 2021 11:26am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

New guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today indicate that vaccinated Americans can travel both domestically and internationally "at low risk to themselves."

For international travel, vaccinated Americans do not need to have a COVID-19 test before arriving overseas unless that country mandates a test. A negative test should be obtained before returning to the U.S.A however. Travelers do not need to quarantine after returning to the U.S.A. unless local rules require it.

Guidelines for those who are vaccinated continue to recommend that the usual precautions should continue to be enforced, including hand-washing, masks, and social distancing.

For those who are not vaccinated, the recommendation to avoid any non-essential domestic and international travel remains.

This is a significant development for Walt Disney World, with prior travel restrictions a significant barrier to guests being able to visit.

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helenabear1 minute ago

I think the confusion might have been because you quoted a specific conversation that I was referring to. So unfortunately you took my comments out of context when they were meant to be very specific. You took it in a direction I never meant and actually wasn't getting at, at all. No harm, but I think that's where things were missed in this string of replies. So again please realize you questions to me are about a specific comment from a specific poster that you keep twisting around. I never once said anything like you implied in your last question. Not once. So please do us both a favor and realize you are assuming far too much and honestly jumping in on a specific comment about a very specific situation that was never meant to generalize. I have no problems thinking young people are being stupid. My whole point was that is not the only issue. End of story. Sorry if I sound harsh at this point, but I'm not sure why you keep questioning me like this. Nothing I ever stated had anything to do with really any of your replies at first.

CJR3 minutes ago

It would be easier to move the port out of FL. Follow RCI and go out of Nassau, or look at nearby states including Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. If FL's willing to give away their cruise industry, it could be another state's gain. What an insult it would be to FL if the first major cruise out of the US left from Galveston or even New York. New York definitely would be in support of a vaccination.

GoofGoof13 minutes ago

I am not saying the EO is legal or will be enforceable for cruise lines, that’s for a court to decide. What I am saying is the Governor’s office is saying that it does apply and that’s a huge problem for the cruise lines if they have to spend millions fighting him in court and also lose months of business waiting for a verdict.

danlb_200020 minutes ago

NJ has finally turned around and is now trending down...

danlb_200023 minutes ago

What you are describing is the very definition of a conspiracy theory.

danlb_200025 minutes ago

Do you have access to the data to do a pre-vaccinations version of this data?

LuvtheGoof27 minutes ago

OK, you are responding to something that someone else stated, not me. I never stated that it was only caused by young spring breakers, just that I believe the majority of the new cases are from young people that are ignoring the fact that they can get it and die from it, even if the chances are smaller, and the spring break crowd are a good portion of those. You wouldn't see the average age go from 60's to 30's if it weren't mostly younger people that are getting infected. I'm not trying to minimize it at all, but it wasn't just Miami by the way. We saw it in Panama City, South Padre Island, Cancun, and other places as well. No one wearing masks in groups of literally thousands of young people in those areas. Yes, other people that didn't follow mask and social distance rules, as you have stated above, can definitely get and spread the virus, but at this time, I believe they are in the minority. I completely agree that it is actually far from over, and I'm not trying to blame one single segment of society, but everyone who isn't willing to wear the mask and social distance for a few more months so we can get a better handle on it. Everyone, regardless of age needs to get vaccinated. Why do you have such an issue with the probability that a lot of the rise in cases are due to young people that are not following the mask and social distance recommendations?

Epcotfan2127 minutes ago

Got my first round of Moderna yesterday at Publix. Sore arm today, but other than that, feel great. Hope we can get back to normal soon!

DCBaker29 minutes ago

Here is the Florida “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign that was announced - Here's the video from the event today -

DisneyDebRob46 minutes ago

PA seems to want to join Michigan, Jersey, Florida and a few others. Come on people. https://patch.com/pennsylvania/newtown-pa/s/hio7k/pa-in-new-cdc-coronavirus-hot-zone-cases-surging-to-fall-levels?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert

DisneyCane50 minutes ago

I should have quoted the EO because you are correct about being entitled to receive your own health records. What it states (and what I'd expect a non-COVID specific EO to state) is: "No Florida government entity, or its subdivisions, agents, or assigns, shall be permitted to issue vaccine passports, vaccine passes, or other standardized documentation for the purpose of certifying an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status to a third party, or otherwise publish or share any individual's COVID-19 vaccination record or similar health information."

sullivan.kscott54 minutes ago

Wouldn't that be more problematic than the current EO? As patients, we own/are entitled to receive our health records. The proof of being vaccinated isn't state property. True, a state can refuse to be part of a database/exchange, but they can't refuse your right to request information for your own records.

DisneyCane54 minutes ago

To create a visualization about the age of new cases and the effect of the vaccination program on preventing cases in the elderly, I downloaded the super secret and difficult to obtain data from the State of FL for new cases reported yesterday and created a frequency chart by age for new cases. The green bar is 65 years old. This was a day with a lot of cases reported. It's pretty clear that the group first eligible for vaccinations (and highest risk of hospitalization and death) are starting to be a very low proportion of new positive cases.

Lilofan55 minutes ago

I was on the Disney Wonder and the ship parked alongside a Carnival ship in Nassau. Wow, those passengers on the Carnival deck were wild and loud compared to tame atmosphere of the Wonder.