United Airlines has announced that it will resume its service between Newark and Lisbon next month. United will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Portugal.
On Tuesday, the airline announced that the daily flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Lisbon would begin on July 1.
Portugal recently announced that it would reopen its borders to U.S. travelers. Travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure.
Travelers aged two years and older are obliged to this, and this rule was brought into effect on June 15 earlier this month. However, this measure would be reviewed every two weeks, according to a government spokesperson.
United has been adding hundreds of domestic flights due to the surge in demand for air travel in recent weeks and is hoping to see similar growth on its international routes in days to come.
United operates 30 daily scheduled flights from Newark Liberty to 16 European destinations with the likes of Amsterdam, London, Barcelona, Paris, and Munich, among others.