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Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:21 pm
by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Would it be a good idea to have a place to discuss the reopening of US-EU air travel? In this thread, we can discuss news items related to reopening dates, applicable countries, and applicable procedures, such as mandatory quarantines, etc.

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:47 pm
by LAXintl
US-EU travel never closed.
Airlines and passengers continued to cross the Atlantic daily.

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:48 pm
by GEUltraFan9XGTF
LAXintl wrote:
US-EU travel never closed.
Airlines and passengers continued to cross the Atlantic daily.


For essential travel only to my knowledge...

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:55 pm
by mercure1
One man's essential travel is someone else's leisure trip.

Sure we have seen big reduction in capacity, but flights have continued between the continents this whole time frame.

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:21 pm
by Ken777
I'm thinking of hoe long before I'm comfortable crossing the Pond. I'm looking forward to heading to the UK, France and Italy with my better half. Maybe even taking a cruise while we're there. Best bet now is next summer - maybe mid-May

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:28 am
by Jacob02
Restrictions are in place for non-US citizens/residents who have been in the Schengen area in past 14 days. I think those are less likely to help unlike on-board precautionary measures which can make a great difference (e.g. what KLM just announced: https://www.facebook.com/273795515772/v ... 074698653/ )

A good summary of some of the key considerations from a policy perspective: https://healthpolicy.usc.edu/evidence-b ... -pandemic/

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:36 am
by TWA772LR
I hope it’s good by September. I’m hoping to visit a new lady friend I met earlier this year in Krakow!

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:53 pm
by IAHWorldflyer
While it's true that US-EU travel has not stopped, for at least the last month, the EU has banned any non-essential US passport holders from entering the EU. It is very limited who can come in, mostly medical professionals. LIkewise, the US still has bans in place for any Schengen citizens to enter the US except under a few provisions, and all flights into the US from the EU must land at a limited number of airports ( I think 9 or 10?).
The EU is opening up travel between Schengen countries for EU citizens, but those outside the zone are still banned at least until June 15th. Even after that date it looks like US travelers will be among the last to be allowed back as our infection numbers continue to rise.