Delta Air Lines wants to introduce "quarantine-free" flights between the US and Italy.
Delta Air Lines plans to relaunch connections between the US and Europe, especially to Italy. And the plan includes that the flights be without quarantine of passengers at the destination. How will it be possible?
Delta Air Lines in partnership with Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) and Aeroporti di Roma - the company that manages Rome-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Rome-Ciampino Airport (CIA) - will develop a COVID-19 test plan. passengers in order to be able to relaunch direct flights between the USA and Italy.
Delta Air Lines intends to operate the flights from 19 December 2020. Passengers wishing to travel from the USA to Italy will have to take a PCR test 72 hours before departure, a quick test before take-off (at Atlanta Airport) and a quick test on landing at Fiumicino International Airport (FCO). ). Passengers flying from Italy to the US will have to follow the same procedure.
If all tests are negative, travelers are exempt from mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Italy or the USA. This procedure is only valid for citizens of the USA, Italy or European Union (EU) countries who travel for essential reasons (work, health or education).
Flights between the US and EU countries were suspended in March 2020.
However, plans are still in the preliminary stages. The Atlanta carrier will only be able to resume flights after the Italian government issues a decree allowing international travel to the United States. Delta expects this to be done "soon".
The US government also intends to lift the travel ban for EU countries. It is intended to increase the profit of airlines so that they can survive the winter months.