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Travel by aircraft at Christmas between green passes and covid-free corridors

Covid test to travel in Europe, quarantine risk in the UK, exotic destinations for vaccinated people

The worldwide spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus suggests caution. After the first restrictions on international air travel imposed by the Italian Government, with the closure of connections to and from some South African countries (Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini), passengers and operators believe that the fifth wave will not ruin the Christmas vacations too much. For now, the executive is not thinking of further restrictions on flights to foreign countries. 

The more adventurous, if vaccinated, will be able to travel without worries, taking advantage of the tourist corridors that will remain open during the Christmas vacations to exotic destinations: Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Santo Domingo and Sharm el Sheikh. In any case, those who want to stay in Italy will see the "Belpaese" almost certainly tinged with yellow -even if some regions could end up in orange- so there will be no limitations to infra-regional mobility, but to travel you must have the Green Pass. 

The destinations most at risk will be the United States, due to possible new restrictions planned by Washington. It will no longer be sufficient to be vaccinated, but two molecular swabs will almost certainly be required: one before take-off and one after arrival. A one-week quarantine could also be reinstated. 

It will be difficult also to fly to London, as the UK asks for a molecular swab on arrival and to wait for the result remaining in isolation. So for Vienna (in lockdown until December 12) and Lisbon. Spain announces a crackdown on the unvaccinated. Part of Germany and France have already done so. Instead Israel, Japan and Morocco are temporarily unreachable for tourists. 

On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency