On the heels of the United Kingdom announcing they'll start allowing fully vaccinated travelers from the United States beginning on August 2nd, United Airlines has also announced they will start 6 daily flights between the U.S. and London.
United will launch new nonstop service between Boston and London. Customers traveling to England must be fully vaccinated in the U.S. with vaccines that have been approved by the FDA and must take a test before departure as well as a PCR test within the first two days of arrival.
Passengers vaccinated in the U.S. will also need to complete a passenger locator form prior to traveling to England and provide proof of U.S. residency.
United offers its 'one-stop-shop', as dubbed by the carrier, where customers can conveniently get "travel-ready" by uploading and storing their COVID-19 test results and vaccination records directly through the airline's website mobile app with the Travel-Ready Center.
United also announced a new collaboration with Abbott and became the first U.S. carrier to set up a way for international travelers to bring a CDC-approved test with them, self-administer while abroad, and return home.
"Today's announcement is yet another major milestone in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic with the opening of one of the most important markets from the U.S." said Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances at United. "United has demonstrated that we can operate flights between the U.S. and England safely and we are eager to help rebuild these economies by facilitating business and leisure travel."
[Source: United Airlines]