Delta Air Lines Adds New Quarantine-Free Destination in Europe
In late November, Delta Air Lines announced a collaboration with Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that would offer a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy.
Now a new corridor is opening up for travel to Europe, this one for quarantine-free travel to the Netherlands. Customers on new Amsterdam Covid-Tested flights will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to check-in and boarding, allowing you to travel abroad with confidence and to be exempt from quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands. Passengers will have to test negative for Covid-19 before and after the flight.
Covid-Tested trial flights are available for purchase on select flights for departure through January 6, 2021 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
Delta notes that 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.
PCR Test & Health Declaration Form
Customers will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test at a test provider of their choice 5 days before the scheduled arrival time in Amsterdam and self-isolate until departure. Customers connecting in Amsterdam will be required to undergo the COVID-19 PCR test but may elect to time their PCR test to comply with the entry requirements for their final destination, if a PCR test is required for entry.
You must provide proof of a negative test result in order to check in for the flight. This test is at the customer’s own expense. Customers are allowed to select any test provider that meets the requirements for this flight. Delta suggests CVS Health, since it is a provider who it has engaged to administer testing for employees and flight personnel.
If the Netherlands is your final destination, upon arrival customers will be directed to a testing area for a COVID-19 PCR test, also at no additional cost. Upon receiving a negative test result, customers will be free to enter the Netherlands without the need to quarantine.