Delta ready to welcome customers as international travel to the U.S. resumes
Effective Nov. 8, vaccinated international travelers who want to come to the U.S. can now do so, following the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will lift travel restrictions on foreign nationals that have been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
VACCINE AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Foreign nationals will be permitted to enter the U.S. with proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure. Vaccinated U.S. citizens returning from abroad will also be required to submit a negative test result from a test within three days of departure, a policy already in place. Any unvaccinated U.S. citizens must test within one day of departure and purchase a test to take after arrival.
Delta’s new health credential solution, Delta FlyReady, takes the guesswork out of meeting health requirements and syncs to customers’ itineraries to make travel more convenient. Delta FlyReady already makes it possible for most customers traveling to the U.S. to upload a negative test result prior to travel and will in the coming weeks enable the uploading of vaccination credentials as well. Customers traveling from the U.S. to many countries that require proof of vaccination and a negative test already have the option to leverage Delta FlyReady to upload both results, and that functionality continues to expand to additional exit-U.S. routes.
DELTA’S INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
While leisure travel has remained consistently high, Delta is adding more flights across the globe as demand for international and business travel returns.
In November, customers traveling to the U.S. from across the pond can easily connect to Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, New York-JFK, Minneapolis, Seattle and Salt Lake City with over 190 weekly nonstop flights from 16 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Including partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic, customers have even greater choice with over 430 weekly flights to the U.S.
Five new routes and more modernized, fuel-efficient aircraft are set to debut at Logan International Airport in 2022, as Boston’s No. 1 global airline continues building up a premier hub and international gateway.