Good news for our Italian folks.
Alitalia will soon launch COVID-free flights!
The airline plans to have flights between Rome and Milan exclusively for passengers who tested negative for COVID-19.
Those who want to get on these flights will all have to be tested first.
Alitalia Soon To Operate COVID-Free Flights
At the airport in Rome, passengers have to show proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours from the departure time.
This scheme is conceptualized to “strengthen travelers’ confidence in travelling”.
In the future, this might expand to other destinations according to the airline.
Italy was the first European country to be severely hit by the virus.
However, after the government’s intervention between March and April, infection rates got under control.
Unfortunately, the numbers went up again in the third week of July after the reopening of schools.
People are now afraid of having a possible second wave of infections.
On Tuesday, health authorities reported to have 1,229 new positive cases with nine deaths.
This brings the total infected cases to 289,990, thus increasing the overall death to 35,633.
With the COVID-19 threat still creeping around in Italy, flights that ensure passengers’ safety is a huge relief.
Should more airlines start these COVID-free flights like Alitalia?
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