Delta targets Rome – Atlanta COVID-free flight extension
Delta’s COVID-free travel corridor between Atlanta and Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, launched on December 20, 2020, is exempting customers with essential travel needs from quarantine on arrival in Italy.
Offering more choice, Delta and partner Alitalia are codesharing on Alitalia’s dedicated COVID-tested service between Rome and New York-JFK as well as Delta’s Atlanta service.
Delta plans to continue its COVID-tested flights past the initial pilot phase and has applied to the relevant Italian authorities for permission to extend the quarantine-free route into the summer. The extension of the quarantine exemption after March 5 is pending government approval.
Who can fly to Italy on Delta’s COVID-tested flights?
U.S. citizens permitted to travel to Italy for essential reasons, such as for work, health and education, as well as all European Union and Italian citizens.
What is the testing protocol?
To fly on Delta’s COVID-tested flights between Atlanta and Rome, customers will need to test negative for COVID-19 through:
- A COVID Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken up to 72 hours before departure
- A rapid test administered at the airport in Atlanta before boarding
- A rapid test on arrival in Rome-Fiumicino
- A rapid test at Rome-Fiumicino before departure to the United States