Italian authorities will shortly approve an experiment with “Covid-tested” flights from three US airports to remove the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, according to the main airport in Rome.

ADR, which operates Leonardo da Vinci Airport, said similar “Covid-tested” corridors are also expected to be approved for flights between the airport and the German cities of Munich and Frankfurt.

An ADR statement Thursday said passengers arriving from New York, Newark or Atlanta airports starting December will not need to be quarantined pending approval by the Italian Department of Transportation, Health and Foreign Affairs if they are inside Carry out a negative coronavirus test 48 hours after departure and also on arrival in Rome. The experiment includes Alitalia and Delta Air Lines.

According to the pandemic rules in force in Italy until December 3, only passengers from countries of the European Union, relatives of EU citizens, holders of an Italian residence permit or for reasons of study or from the USA can enter the USA a few other, essential Purposes like health care.

It is not allowed to come to Italy from the USA for tourist reasons. Nothing in the ADR statement suggested that would change anytime soon, even as Italy suffers from decreased tourist revenues during the pandemic.

ADR expressed the hope that the limited experimental program will prove workable and will be expanded until next summer.

Delta Air Lines said in a statement that the company, along with Rome Airport and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, has participated in a “unique transatlantic Covid-19 testing program that allows quarantined access to Italy.” Steve Sear, Delta executive director, quoted: “Carefully developed Covid-19 testing protocols are the best way to continue international travel safely and without quarantine until vaccinations are widespread.” The airline’s statement stated that Deltas ” Dedicated Test, “testing customers and crew, would begin on December 19th.

In contrast to the ADR declaration, Delta would carry out three tests: The passengers would be tested up to 72 hours before departure. A rapid test would be done at the Atlanta airport. and another quick test that was done on arrival in Rome. Travelers would undergo one more test at Rome Airport before leaving for the United States.

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