As vaccination efforts in the United States continue in full swing, United Airlines is adding flights to Croatia, Greece, and Iceland, all of which will be open to US tourists this summer. The added routes include:
- Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Dubrovnik, Croatia, starting on July 8. This will be a non-stop route operating three flights per week and will run through to October 3
- Washington Dulles International Airport to Athens, Greece, is starting on July 1. This is another daily direct flight that will operate through to October 3. United’s daily summer flights from Newark to Athens will resume on June 3
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Reykjavík, Iceland, will resume on July 1 and will run through October 3. United’s daily service to Reykjavík from Newark will restart on June 3 and continue until October 29
Flights are available for booking right now on United’s website. The three European nations recently announced the ease of restrictions and a desire to welcome back vaccinated US travelers.
Croatia opened up on April 1. Travelers need to present proof of vaccine or a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival. Greece has already reopened for European Union travelers and is expected to begin admitting vaccinated US passengers in late April. Iceland is welcoming vaccinated visitors and those who have recovered from the virus. Travelers to the Nordic country are still required to present a negative COVID-19 result upon arrival.
Other carriers are following suit and adding routes, with Delta recently announcing new flights to Iceland from a number of major US cities.