The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that vaccinated travelers do not need masks outdoors at airports and train stations.
“The CDC announces that it will change its face mask order not to require people to wear a mask in outdoor transport areas (if such outdoor areas exist on the transport) or while outdoors on transport hubs,” statement reads.
The executive order applies, among other things, to outdoor areas at train and metro stations, airports, ferry and bus terminals.
The CDC says non-vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks outdoors in these areas.
The agency also still recommends masks for vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons to be worn in indoor spaces while waiting for transport and on the vehicles.
The new guide does not apply to children under 2 years of age or those with disabilities who are unable to wear a mask.
This updated guide follows other CDC recommendations that vaccinated people should no longer wear masks outside.
The announcement comes two months later Transportation Security Administration extended its mask mandate at airports through September and can fine travelers $ 250 to $ 1
The country has seen an increase in travel, as coronavirus restrictions in most states have been largely lifted and millions of people have been vaccinated.