How Londoners may get to fly from Heathrow to New York sooner than you’d expect – My London



People from the UK haven’t been able to travel to America for a long time now because of the coronavirus pandemic.

While Brits have been able to fly to many foreign countries to go on holiday over the summer due to the air-bridges agreements, the USA has very much been off the list.

Nobdy from the UK or Europe is allowed into the US under the current rules, unless they are US citizens.

But this could all change soon.

The USA is reportedly in talks to set up an “air corridor” between London and New York in November so that it’s possible to fly between them by Thanksgiving on November 26.

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The Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Department and other agencies are trying to set up safe travel corridors between the US and a number of other countries, and as Christmas draws closer there’s more urgency about this, as the Wall Street Journal reports.

If the travel corridor between London and New York does go ahead soon, it will likely only be on the condition that travellers have a Covid-19 test before their flight and when they land.

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When the idea first came about to open up flights between the UK and US again, on September 30, the CEO of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye, said: “We’ve heard from the Prime Minister that he hopes to go to a trial in the second half of October.

“I would love to have a New York-London pilot up and running by Thanksgiving. That seems entirely feasible.”

Are we allowed to fly from Heathrow Airport now London is in a Tier 2 lockdown?

You are technically still allowed to go on holiday, as long as you’re travelling with your own household and none of you have come into contact with someone who has coronavirus, or has symptoms.

However, most Londoners would normally take the train or Tube to get to Heathrow or Gatwick, which really puts a spanner in the works.

We’ve been told to avoid using public transport unless it’s an essential journey – and many would argue going on holiday isn’t essential at the moment.

It means that if you do decide to take a holiday abroad you really should drive to the airport.

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