An agreement with airports and governments eliminates quarantine requirement on COVID-tested flights connecting Atlanta and Rome.
Delta will offer flights between Atlanta and Rome where all passengers and crew will have tested negative for COVID, which will enable a quarantine-free entry into Italy.
“Carefully designed COVID-19 testing protocols are the best path for resuming international travel safely and without quarantine until vaccinations are widely in place,” said Steve Sear, Delta President – International and Executive Vice President – Global Sales.
Delta has engaged expert advisors from Mayo Clinic, a global leader in serious and complex healthcare, to review and assess the customer-testing protocols needed for Delta to execute a COVID-tested flight program. Delta has also worked closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to develop a blueprint for governments to reopen important international travel markets.
“The State of Georgia and the Italian government have demonstrated leadership in testing protocols and practices that can safely reopen international travel without quarantine requirements,” Sear added.
Starting Dec. 19, Delta’s dedicated trial will test customers and crew on newly relaunched flights from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Rome-Fiumicino International Airport. Customers also will be asked to provide information upon entry into the U.S. to support CDC contact-tracing protocols.
Credit: Delta Air Lines