Delta Air Lines Offers New Online Tool To Help Passengers Find Approved Covid-19 Testing Centers On Its International Network
Since January 26, 2021, all travelers entering or transiting the United States are required to take a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before their departure. Delta Air Lines has therefore developed a dedicated tool on its website, providing a list of centers that offer one or more of the approved tests near the airports it serves around the world, including Paris-CDG and Nice-Côte d ‘ Azure in normal times.
Passengers can also visit any laboratory or test center that offers “any of the following tests: molecular test, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), RT-PCR test, LAMP test or antigen test. . Antibody tests are not accepted, “the US company said in its press release. For those taking connecting flights to the United States, the test must be completed within three days of the initial flight, and the connecting time must not exceed 24 hours.
“We are focused on creating innovative solutions for our passengers and have developed a new online tool that will make it easier for them to find approved test centers at convenient locations ahead of their trip to the United States,” said Perry Cantarutti, Senior Vice President – Alliances & International of Delta. “Along with this dedicated tool, we are working with our alliance partners around the world to take advantage of their local testing providers as another way to support our passengers before the CDC injunction takes effect.”
All travelers to the United States must also sign a certificate certifying that they have received a negative test result before taking the plane, said the alliance company SkyTeam. Passengers “are encouraged to complete the document in advance and bring it signed to the airport, although copies are also available at check-in counters.” Anyone who does not provide a negative result or does not meet specific exemption criteria (such as recent remission from Covid-19 verified by a letter from a health agency or public health official indicating that the passenger is authorized to travel) will be denied boarding.
Delta’s “Health Acknowledgment” measure, which requires passengers to wait at least 14 days from receiving a positive test result before traveling, still applies.
All passengers traveling with Delta must continue to meet the entry requirements for international travel, and are encouraged to verify them prior to departure.
Since the start of the pandemic, Delta has acted quickly to transform the standards of cleanliness in the airline industry, offering its passengers more space throughout their journey. These numerous protective measures ensure a “safe and comfortable” travel experience for its passengers and employees. Based in Atlanta, the company normally carries close to 200 million passengers per year, and serves more than 300 destinations in more than 50 countries. Through innovative alliances with Aeromexico, Air France-KLM, China Eastern, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia and WestJet, Delta “has brought greater choice and competitiveness to passengers around the world.”