United Airlines Applauds Spain’s Decision to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers

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United flies to more European destinations than any other U.S. carrier; United will expand its service to Italy and Spain which are opening to tourists

Customers can travel with the Abbott BinaxNOW test for an easier return to the U.S.

United is the only airline that allows customers to upload vaccine results within its mobile app and website through the airline’s Travel-Ready Center

United Airlines applauds Spain following its decision to reopen travel to vaccinated visitors beginning June 7. The announcement comes following the European Union Council’s formal recommendation that EU Member States can reopen to fully vaccinated tourists and United looks forward to welcoming back customers on over 30 daily flights to 16 destinations in Europe this summer, including service between New York/Newark and Barcelona and Madrid.

United is also making traveling to and from these countries easier with its industry-leading Travel-Ready Center which allows customers to view COVID-19 entry requirements, find, schedule and receive uploaded test results from local providers and upload any required testing and vaccination records for domestic and international travel, all in one place. United is the first and only U.S. airline to integrate all these features into its mobile app and website. 

“The EU Council’s recommendation represents the turning of the page in the pandemic for our customers, employees and residents of the EU, and brings us all closer to reuniting the world,” said Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances at United. “In addition to offering service to more destinations in Europe than any other U.S. carrier, only United allows customers to easily upload vaccine records and testing results to our app making international travel much easier.” 

United also recently announced a new collaboration with Abbott and became the first U.S. carrier to set up an easy way for international travelers to bring a CDC-approved test with them, self-administer while abroad, and return home through an innovative collaboration with Abbott. To see how it works click here.

This summer, United is expanding its service to Europe including recently announced new routes to Dubrovnik, Croatia; Reykjavik, Iceland and Athens, Greece as well as adding more flights into Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels that provide broad connectivity throughout the region. United is increasing flights across Europe and will operate the following routes to European countries which have recently announced plans to welcome tourists who meet the destination requirements: 

Italy:

• United will increase flights between New York/Newark and Rome to daily in July 

• United will increase flights between New York/Newark and Milan to daily in July 

• United’s flights from New York/Newark and Rome and Milan are part of Italy’sCOVID-tested flights program – customers traveling on these flights may avoid self-isolation and must present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, performed no more than 48 hours prior to departure and a negative antigen test on arrival.

Spain:

• United will resume 5x weekly service between New York/Newark and Barcelonabeginning in July 

• United will resume 6x weekly service between New York/Newark and Madridbeginning in July

All of these flights are available for purchase on united.com and to see the full list of reopened countries where United is flying visit united.com/reopen. Customers should review local country requirements before they travel.

Committed to Ensuring a Safe Journey

United is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer’s journey, with the goal of delivering an industry-leading standard of cleanliness through its United CleanPlusSM program. United has teamed up with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning and health safety procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations designed with the safety of customers and employees in mind. To manage entry requirements in different destinations, and find places to get tests, customer can visit United’s Travel Ready Center.

SOURCEAero Crew News, June 2021
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