ASTA Reaction to CDC Lifting Domestic Travel Restrictions

Published on : Monday, April 5, 2021

Eben Peck, Executive Vice President, Advocacy at the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), releases the following statement in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement today that fully vaccinated Americans can resume domestic travel as long as they wear masks in public:

“We welcome the CDC’s new guidance that fully vaccinated Americans can resume domestic travel without additional testing or quarantines, something we have called for time and again. For well over a year, various CDC orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have created confusion and uncertainty among travelers, a chilling effect on future bookings and innumerable other challenges for our travel agency members. We are pleased to see some movement in the right direction.

“While this announcement is welcome, more needs to be done. Since the CDC has determined that fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19, logic dictates that additional rules also be relaxed, including restrictions on cruise travel and the rule requiring Americans returning from overseas to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding their return flight.

“At a minimum, we call on the CDC to take these common-sense steps and to publish a framework for travel’s reopening so advisors and their clients can plan with certainty and to continue work on systems to establish vaccination, immunity or a negative test result so that international travel can restart in earnest.”

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