A US-UK travel corridor could be imminently introduced as talks with the White House continue.
Officials from the National Security Council and the coronavirus task force have been planning limited reopening of the borders.
Authorities told Bloomberg on condition of anonymity that travel could be resumed not only to the UK but to the rest of Europe.
Progress has already been made by airlines – the first transatlantic flight between London and New York with free coronavirus testing to ensure passengers are not carrying the disease took off last month.
United Airlines’ Covid-19 testing pilot program launched with the first flight from Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York City area to London’s Heathrow Airport, at no additional cost to customers.
Rapid Covid-19 tests for all passengers over the age of 2 as well as crew members will be provided on select flights on the route, United Airlines announced on October 29.
Passengers who do not want to take the coronavirus test will be put on other flights to guarantee that all aboard besides very young children have tested negative before takeoff.
The pilot program, set to run through December 11, is also aimed at helping to reopen the once-thriving travel corridor between New York and London.
“We believe the ability to provide fast, same-day Covid-19 testing will play a vital role in safely reopening travel around the world and navigating quarantines and travel restrictions, particularly to key international destinations like London," United Airlines’ chief customer officer Toby Enqvist said in a statement.
"Through this pilot program, we'll guarantee that everyone on board has tested negative for COVID-19,” he said, with the exception of children younger than 2.
Travel is yet to resume between the US and Europe, with soaring cases in both countries.
US coronavirus cases have hit 15m, while cases in the UK, France and Italy are some of the highest in the world.
However, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian shut down an idea for a travel corridor between New York and London amid the ongoing pandemic.
Mr Bastian told the Financial Times that it would be easier to re-launch transatlantic flights to "just about any" other European capital.
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