An “air bridge” between the Big Apple and Big Ben is being discussed by the US and UK as a possible means for travelers to sidestep quarantine rules amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
Officials are studying plans for regional “air bridges” that would allow visitors from “low-risk” areas such as New York City to cross the pond to Britain, the Telegraph reported.
New York has brought its seven-day infection rate down to just 7.2 cases per 100,000, which is below the UK’s 11.3, but remains “red listed” — forcing American visitors to quarantine for 14 days, according to the outlet.
“There are discussions going on at a very senior level around opening up London and New York. They are at a very early stage but it is vital to get business going with a major trading partner especially as we near Brexit,” a source told the Telegraph.