AIRLINES are preparing for the restart of transatlantic travel from June 7, it is believed.

A bilateral agreement will come into force on the day of the next update on the UK’s traffic light system, airline sources say.

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Brits will be able to enter the US with just a negative PCR taken up to 72 hours before they fly, they add.

They would need a negative pre-departure test to return home and take a PCR test within two days of arrival.

Brits have not been able to fly to the US since March last year.

Virgin Atlantic said: “There is no reason for the US to be absent from the green list.

“We urge the UK Government to expedite talks with the Biden administration.”

British Airways said: “This can’t happen soon enough to help our two low-risk countries with world-leading vaccination programmes get back to normal.”

The US State Department said: “We look forward to the resumption of transatlantic travel as soon as our medical and public health professionals advise.”


 

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