Should I travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s international travel recommendations for unvaccinated people.
What is the new Covid-19 variant in South Africa?
According to South African scientists, the C.1.2 variant was first identified in May 2021 and evolved from C.1, “one of the lineages that dominated the first wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections” in South Africa. The C.1 variant was last detected in Jan. 2021.
Do I need to get a COVID-19 test before traveling to the United States?
All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.
What are the risks of getting COVID-19 on an airplane?
Most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes. However, keeping your distance is difficult on crowded flights, and sitting within 6 feet/2 meters of others, sometimes for hours, may make you more likely to get COVID-19.
Can I travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic if I am fully vaccinated?
Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some COVID-19 variants.
Is there a new variant of Covid-19 in South Africa?
Scientists in South Africa have discovered a new viral variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s not a single virus but a clustering of genetically similar viruses, known as C.1.2.
What’s the latest Covid-19 variant?
The WHO has just designated the Mu coronavirus strain to be a variant of interest. Here’s what we know about the strain. A new coronavirus strain has been added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) watchlist. The Mu strain, also called B.1.621, has been listed as a ‘variant of interest’ as of 30 August 2021.
What is the name of the new Covid-19 variant?
A new coronavirus “variant of interest” named Mu – also known by its scientific name as B.1.621 – is being closely monitored by the World Health Organization (WHO), the agency has said.