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April 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Friday set another pandemic era record for air travel in the United States.

By Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

From CNN's Chuck Johnston

Friday set another pandemic era record for air travel in the United States.

From CNN's Madeline Holcombe

In the continued move toward a sense of normalcy in the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves.

The agency said that as long as coronavirus precautions are taken, including mask wearing, fully vaccinated people can travel within the United States without first getting tested for Covid-19 or self-quarantining following trips.

Some context: It has been nearly 109 days since the first Covid-19 vaccine shot was administered in the US, and nearly 102 million people in the country have since received at least one dose, the agency said.

And though progress is being made with President Joe Biden saying Friday that a record 20 million vaccine doses were administered this week, health experts warn that more progress is needed before all Americans can consider the fight against the pandemic over.

The CDC still advises anyone who has not received the vaccine to avoid travel.

From CNN’s Deidre McPhillips

More than 100 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, White House Covid-19 Data Director Cyrus Shahpar tweeted Friday.

Full details are expected to be published on the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Covid-19 data dashboard this afternoon.

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