June 14, 2022

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Summer is a great time to travel and connect with family and friends. Before you pack your suitcase or join your family for a backyard barbeque, make sure you’re up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and know how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. 


Traveling and Gathering


Preparing for Travel


Passport, COVID-19 vaccine card, and face mask

Learn about COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements and other health recommendations in preparation for your summer travel.

For information about the COVID-19 situation and travel recommendations for international destinations see COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.


For information about COVID-19 requirements for entering the United States at a land border, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Fact Sheet: Guidance for Travelers to Enter the U.S. at Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals.


For more travel information visit CDC’s COVID-19 Travel website.



Family of 5 grilling outdoors

Whether the gathering is small or large, CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including people with weakened immune systems.


And don’t forget to check your county’s COVID-19 Community Levels to learn about the situation in your area to protect yourself and your friends and family, especially if they’re at higher risk for severe COVID-19.


Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Get Vaccinated Even If You Had COVID-19 


You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. The vaccine provides extra protection for your immune system. People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery.


If you currently have COVID-19, you should wait to get your vaccine until your symptoms are gone (if you had symptoms) and you are done with your isolation period.

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