Travel News Travel Tips Travel Corridor Between NYC and London Said to Be in the Works You just might be able to fly to London for the holidays Written by Devorah Lev-Tov Instagram Devorah Lev-Tov is a Brooklyn-based journalist who focuses on luxury travel, family travel, food trends, and sustainable food and travel. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Devorah Lev-Tov Updated 10/13/20 Fact-Checked by Reviewed on 10/13/20 Jillian Dara Instagram Jillian Dara is a freelance travel writer and fact checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today 10Best, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Jetsetter. About TripSavvy Fact-Checking Jillian Dara Share Pin Email Getty Images Your dreams of a European vacation during the pandemic may be getting closer to reality. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that a new travel corridor could open between New York City and London in time for the holidays at the end of the year. The paper reported that travelers would be tested in New York City before boarding their flight to London and then again upon arrival in the U.K., with a shortened quarantine time once they leave the airport. Currently, a 14-day quarantine is required for all U.S. travelers arriving in the U.K. It is not clear what the new isolation requirement would be, but it is expected to be significantly shorter. You can monitor the updates, and view the current types of travel corridors already offered by the U.K. here. Eliminating a major obstacle already, the article states that the White House’s National Security Council has approved the plan, which is possible because of increased availability of rapid COVID-19 tests in the U.S. Travel between the two cities would be a significant development for the travel industry, which has been pummeled by the pandemic. “Our team is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of this travel corridor opening up between New York and London. We’ve maintained our operating teams and our scholar network,” said Evan Frank, CEO of Context Travel, which operates expert-led tours around the world. “We are already able to operate a limited number of tours in these destinations, depending on specific venue restrictions and always following appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols.” As of now, U.S. travelers are mostly not welcome in other European destinations outside of the U.K., and travelers from the EU cannot come to the U.S. unless they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The continued high rates of coronavirus infections in the U.S. are why travel restrictions remain for U.S. residents traveling to most European countries. The WSJ article also mentions that similar talks are underway between the U.S. and Germany. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Everyone's Going to Europe This Summer—But Here's How You Can Beat the Crowds After Months of Silence, CDC Finally Releases Next Steps For Return Of U.S. Cruises Should You Travel to Europe Right Now? New York State Drops Quarantine Requirements for Domestic Travelers Would You Go on a Royal Caribbean Test Cruise? Bali and Thailand Plan on Fully Reopening to Tourists by July Travel to Europe: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Quarantine-Free Flights to Italy Are Finally Here Here’s What It’s Like to Travel to Puerto Rico During the COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. Will Soon Require Negative COVID Tests for Entry What Countries Can I Travel To If I’m Vaccinated? Iceland Opens to All Vaccinated Travelers—No Testing Required When Will My State Reopen? Dates for Every U.S. State Tahiti Will Open Its Borders to International Tourists on May 1 Travel to Central and South America: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Are U.S. Tourists Responsible for Mexico’s Recent Record-Breaking COVID-19 Spike?