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Partnership between Delta and Alitalia for more quarantine-free flights

Johanna Koyser
03.02.2021
2 minutes

Last November, the U.S. airline Delta Air Lines announced exciting news. They were planning to offer quarantine-free flights from Atlanta to Rome in the near future. We also reported on this in WingMag. With a well thought-out test procedure, Delta actually succeeded in putting these plans into practice. Now, through a partnership with Alitalia, this offer will be further expanded.

In the future, it will not only be possible to fly from Atlanta to Rome without a subsequent 14-day quarantine. With the help of a codeshare between Alitalia and Delta, travelers will also be able to travel quarantine-free between Rome and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Provided, of course, that passengers comply with the test regulations foreseen for these flights. 

Offering codeshares on our COVID-tested routes between two of the largest airport hubs in the U.S. and Italy is the latest in Delta and Alitalia’s longstanding partnership of delivering choice and convenience for our customers. These pilot programs are creating a blueprint for COVID-safe, quarantine-free travel that combines rigorous testing with extensive cleanliness and hygiene measures to help reopen international travel on a broader scale and restart the global economy.

Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President Alliances and International 

So far, the quarantine-free flights with Delta and Alitalia are not available to leisure travelers, but only to essential travelers. Nevertheless, if this measure becomes established, it is likely that vacationers will also be able to use such flights this summer. Provided that the flights can take place in accordance with existing travel restrictions.

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by Johanna Koyser

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