Delta Airlines is launching a testing facility for customers with essential travel needs. However, passengers traveling from Atlanta to Amsterdam will not have to quarantine after arrival.
Moreover, travelers can also be satisfied that the passenger traveling with them and the crew are Covid-19 negatives. As the underwent pre-flight testing protocols.
First COVID-19 Tested Flight
However, it will be the first ‘Covid-tested’ flight and the passengers will not have to quarantine after arrival. As a result, it is the first of two the global carrier is launching with an Atlanta to Rome option which started on Saturday.
“Air travel is the backbone of the global economy. In normal times, it supports more than 87 million jobs and contributes to $3.5 trillion in GDP worldwide,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta senior vice president alliances and international.
“The arrival of a vaccine is fantastic news. But it will take time for it to become widely available around the world.”
“It is for this reason we have worked tirelessly with the authorities. And our partners to create a blueprint for travel corridors that will enable air travel to safely resume.”
This COVID-19 free and quarantine free flight has made Delta the first United States airline to offer such a facility between the United States and Europe. However, it allows customers to avoid quarantine after testing negative for the virus prior to travel and upon arrival in the Netherlands and Italy.
Covid-19-tested flights to Amsterdam are operated in conjunction with trans-Atlantic partner KLM. However, these flights will take off four days a week, with both carriers operating two frequencies each.
Delta, meanwhile, will operate service to Rome three times a week.
Both trial programs will be available to all citizens permitted to travel to the Netherlands or Italy for essential reasons, such as for certain specified work, health, and education reasons.
Whereas, customers who are transiting via Amsterdam to other countries will still have to follow entry requirements. And they will also have to follow any mandatory quarantine in place at their final destination.