American Airlines Introduces Quarantine-Free Travel to Italy
American Airlines is giving passengers a new way to travel to Europe. Through collaboration with airport authorities in Italy and coronavirus testing partner GoHealth Urgent Care, the airlines will let customers avoid quarantine requirements. Delta is offering a similar service from Atlanta to Rome and Amsterdam, and from New York to Milan.
“We’re proud to offer our customers additional options to ease travel as they begin planning their global trips once again,” said Alison Taylor, American’s Chief Customer Officer. “We’ve worked closely with local authorities and testing providers to ensure we continue to provide world-class safety, confidence and comfort, and we look forward to welcoming our customers onboard soon.”
Customers traveling on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines from New York City (JFK) to Milan (MXP) and from JFK to Rome (FCO) don’t have to worry about quarantining once they land. Prior to travel, customers will need to provide proof of the required negative COVID-19 test. Based on current Italian rules, upon arrival in Milan or Rome and after taking a second test at the airport producing a negative result, travelers will be able to forgo the local post-travel quarantine requirements, enabling customers to maximize their time while in Italy.
American Airlines resumed daily service to MXP April 4 and will start three-times weekly service to FCO May 8 after being suspended for a year. Both flights will operate on a Boeing 777-200.
Since March 28, customers have access to in-person testing at more than 150 local urgent care facilities or hospitals through GoHealth Urgent Care, a national leader in COVID-19 testing partnerships.
There are options for a PCR or Rapid Molecular COVID-19 Test at a nearby GoHealth Urgent Care center through this collaboration. Soon, customers near American’s hub in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in other markets, will be able to access GoHealth Urgent Care’s rapid PCR test capabilities, which will give customers PCR test results in approximately 30 minutes instead of waiting for a few days for the sample to be processed at a lab.
Customers can visit aa.com/covid19testing to view GoHealth Urgent Care locations. In addition, travelers can find for more information about preflight testing resources through LetsGetChecked and CareNow, and other measures American has in place to help customers travel with confidence on aa.com.