LOT flights to U.S. resume for fully-vaccinated
State-owned LOT Polish Airlines will restore several flights to the United States, following the U.S. government’s decision to lift a ban imposed on arrivals from Europe.
LOT Polish Airlines, Boeing 787-8, Toronto, Canada.Photo: BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The United States will reopen to fully vaccinated foreign nationals from the European Union, including Poland, and Great Britain from 8 November, ending a 19-month freeze.
Travellers will be required to show proof vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test to board a flight heading to the U.S.
On Monday, LOT Polish Airlines will resume its daily service between Warsaw, Poland’s capital city, and New York’s biggest airport – John F Kennedy International Airport.
The restored schedule also includes flights from Warsaw and Kraków, southern Poland, to Newark Liberty International Airport, serving the New York metropolitan area.
In addition, LOT’S service between Warsaw and Chicago, Illinois, is set to resume on Monday.
On 10 December, the Polish national air carrier will resume flights to Miami, Florida.
According to the vice-president of LOT Polish Airlines, Michał Fijoł, the carrier plans to restore regular flights to Los Angeles, California, at the end of the winter season, possibly in the second half of March.
LOT representatives hope that the new schedule will boost leisure and business travel.
Regular passenger flights to the US were suspended by LOT at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Later, they were partially restored, but only US citizens, residents and individuals who meet specified exceptions, have been able to fly to the United States throughout the pandemic.