The US authorities are lifting the entry ban that has been in force since March 2020.
According to the current status, the entry stop for passengers from the European Schengen area as well as for Great Britain, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil will be lifted starting in November. Travelers who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine certified by the WHO and who present a negative corona test, which must not be older than three days, will be allowed unrestricted entry into the USA again.
The lifting of the entry stop brings an important boost for aviation in transatlantic air traffic and thus the possibility of returning to an offer at pre-crisis level.
The Lufthansa Group’s range of flights between Europe and the USA has been continuously expanded over the past few months to over 200 weekly connections to 17 US destinations.
With two airports in New York, Washington and Chicago, Austrian Airlines will be offering 16 weekly connections between the Vienna hub and the USA in November.