Lebanon, NH – August 16, 2022 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed COVID-19 recommendations saying there is significantly less risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death compared to earlier in the pandemic. “The current conditions of this pandemic are very different from those of the last two years,” said the CDC’s Greta Massetti.

“The decision by the CDC to ease its COVID-19 guidelines is a welcome step toward recognizing the decreasing severity of the disease, the urgent need to restore confidence for travelers, and support for an industry badly damaged by the pandemic,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue and a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  

The CDC’s updated guidelines include ending quarantine recommendations after exposure to COVID-19 and replacing it with a recommendation to mask for 10 days and get tested on the fifth day. The announcement also reduces the isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic or have quickly improved symptoms.

Richards said the changes will mean more confidence among travelers pointing to Global Rescue’s latest survey of the world’s most experienced travelers who revealed their biggest international travel fear is testing positive for COVID and being stranded away from home.

“The CDC announcement is a much-needed improvement and will contribute further to travelers’ peace of mind when planning trips and vacations. Traveler confidence has been increasing markedly since the beginning of the year and this will help the trend to continue,” Richards said.  


Contact Bill McIntyre at bmcIntyre@globalrescue.com or 202.560.1195 (phone/text) for more information. 


About Global Rescue  

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. Global Rescue provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last two decades. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com .