In an effort to revive international travel, Homeland Security officials report a plan to “safely encourage trans-Atlantic travel while mitigating public-health risks.”
The first travel corridor in the works is between New York City and London and could open as soon as the holidays. Travelers will be required to get tested for COVID-19 before their flight and complete a shortened quarantine once they arrive.
A Homeland Security official told the Wall Street Journal that details are still being finalized, particularly around the length of quarantine: transportation officials and airline trade groups advocate for a 24 hour isolation period, others argue for a four to seven-day quarantine.
With rapid testing sites in all New York airports, a holiday vacation to London couldn’t be easier. And with October’s historically low fares and flexible flight-change policies, it’s a no-brainer to book your holiday today.