From December, passengers traveling between Rome and some destinations in the United States will be able to be tested for coronavirus 48 hours before departure and on arrival at the airport, to avoid the mandatory quarantine of 14 imposed by Italy on travelers arriving in the country .
Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), the division of the Italian infrastructure group Atlantia that manages Fiumicino Airport, has announced that the new protocol will be valid for people traveling from New York JFK, Newark and Atlanta airports.
In a separate statement, Delta Air Lines announced that on December 19 it will reopen routes between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, Georgia, and Rome, for people traveling for work, health or study.
In September, to resume domestic traffic, Alitalia operated testing for Covid-19 of passengers on some flights between Rome’s Fiumicino and Milan’s Linate airports, which are Italy’s largest hubs.
However, the government has gradually restricted movement between regions to control the second wave of new coronavirus infections, and Milan is currently in partial quarantine.
The Italian government is expected to agree in the coming days for flights on the US route with passengers tested for the new coronavirus. According to ADR, official government approval will allow them to offer such flights between Rome and Munich and Rome and Frankfurt.