Aer Lingus announces flight sale as US to lift travel ban for vaccinated EU passengers 3 weeks ago

Aer Lingus announces flight sale as US to lift travel ban for vaccinated EU passengers

You can fly direct to the states for just €149.

Aer Lingus has announced a flight sale on Monday spanning until the end of the month as the US is set to lift the travel ban for vaccinated EU passengers.

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The sale will see direct flights from Dublin to New York, Boston and Washington from only €149 each way, as well as locations such as Orlando and Chicago from only €169 each way, and to the West Coast from only €259 each way.

And the sale isn't just limited to the US as Canada is also on sale with tickets to Toronto starting at €149 each way.

Speaking following the US announcement, Susanne Carberry, Chief Customer Officer at Aer Lingus, said that this is an "ideal" time to book.

"We are putting on thousands of seats to accommodate the anticipated demand," she said.

Vaccinated passengers from the European Union – including Ireland – and the UK should be able to travel to the US from November, with Joe Biden set to relax Covid-related travel measures.

Per a report in the Financial Times on Monday afternoon, US President Biden will imminently announce the lifting of restrictions in what has been described as a "major diplomatic victory" for both the EU and the UK.

The White House is due to make an official announcement on Monday, ending the 18-month blanket ban previously imposed by former US President Donald Trump and later maintained by his successor.

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According to the FT report, three people "with knowledge of the policy" confirmed that fully vaccinated passengers will be able to travel once the ban is lifted, as anticipated, in a matter of weeks.