CDC Says Vaccinated Travelers Can Fly Safely

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new travel guidance, saying people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States. CDC found that vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. The department says fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it and do not need to self-quarantine.

Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely, including wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, staying six feet from others and washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer. RDU implemented mask and social distancing requirements at the onset of the pandemic in 2020 and has placed free hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminals. RDU also increased its cleaning and disinfecting measures and has a team dedicated to inspecting airport facilities to ensure the stringent new requirements are met.

In a March 2020 passenger survey, 76% of respondents said being vaccinated against COVID-19 makes traveling by airline safer and 72% of those who have been vaccinated said they have either flown since they got the vaccine or intend to book travel after being fully vaccinated. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that flying is as safe as everyday activities like grocery shopping.

When you plan your next trip, be sure to book your parking online in advance at for an easy, touchless parking experience. And don’t forget to plan time to grab a bite to eat or pick-up last-minute items at the Shops of RDU. Many terminal stores and restaurants provide touchless menu and checkout technologies.