Delta Offers Another Option for Quarantine Free Travel to Europe
Delta is launching a new route that will get you to Europe quarantine free. The new corridor is for flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam, and begins Tuesday evening with Flight DL076. Passengers need to test negative for Covid-19 before and after the flight. If they do, they will be allowed to enter the Dutch capital without having to undergo the required 10-day quarantine.
Eligible passengers will need to provide proof of a negative PCR Covid-19 test, taken five days before travel, self-quarantine until their departure and take a rapid test at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. A negative result is required for that test as well obviously. Upon arrival at Schiphol Airport, passengers whose final destination is the Netherlands will need to take another PCR test, and with a negative result, they can bypass a 10-day quarantine. Results are expected to come back in a couple of hours.
These rules and quarantine waivers only apply to those that are going to Amsterdam. If you are transiting via Amsterdam to other countries, you will still be required to follow entry requirements and any mandatory quarantine in place at your final destination, Delta says.
The flights are part of a three-week trial program in partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, with each airline operating two flights per week. Delta flights will run Tuesdays and Fridays while KLM-operated flights will run Mondays and Wednesdays. Nonessential travel from outside of the European Union is still banned for now. So this new quarantine-free corridor only applies to passengers traveling for essential reasons such as work, health and education.
Delta also announced a similar route back in November, from Atlanta to Rome. Those passengers will need to take a PCR test up to 72 hours before departure, then a rapid test at Atlanta’s airport before boarding, and another rapid test upon arrival in Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.