PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 16: Tourists wearing face masks walk at sunset on medieval Charles Bridge on September 16, 2020, in Prague, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic records the highest increase of COVID-19 infected patients since the beginning of the pandemic of coronavirus spread, over 1000 daily. (Photo by Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images)

If you have plans to travel over the long weekend, you should have second thoughts. Traveling during the pandemic is not recommended by the CDC.  In a White House COVID-19 response team briefing on Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky states, “First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling.

Walensky states, “We have actually articulated that people who are fully vaccinated and who are wearing masks can travel. Although given where we are with disease transmission right now, we would say that people need to take their own — these risks into their own consideration as they think about traveling.”