American Airlines has joined Delta in offering US tourists covid-tested, quarantine-free flights to Italy, with effect from 16 May. The American Airlines’ covid-free flights to Italy, previously reserved for those travelling for business or essential reasons, are now open to leisure travellers as well.
The company’s covid-tested flights are operating daily from New York (JFK) to Milan (Malpensa) with a three-times-weekly service from JFK to Rome. The procedure is the same as the covid-tested flights operated by Delta, with passengers obliged to take a coronavirus test before departure and on arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.
On the testing negative, passengers are not required to quarantine in Italy.
The travel update comes as Italy drops quarantine restrictions for travelers arriving from European countries, Israel and the UK, effective from 16 May. Previously people traveling to Italy from these areas were obliged to self-isolate for five days on arrival and undergo obligatory covid tests both before arrival and at the end of their quarantine period.