International airlines appeal to US, EU to find testing plan to open borders

Flyertalk has reported American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group are urging both the United States and the European Union to come together to find a testing plan to open borders, the news source said.

The airlines sent their requests to US vice president Mike Pence and European commissioner for home affairs Ylva Johansson.

As it stands today, both the United States and the European Union have a mutual tourism ban in place. The European Commission double-downed on their ban in their latest travel ban revision, while the United States´ ban of European travelers dates back to March 2020.

The four major international airlines are now asking the executive wings of both governments to try and work together to open up travel before the busy summer season comes to an end. They suggest a testing trial for travelers, which can ensure travelers are not carrying or spreading the virus as they travel.