From December 19, passengers and crew members on flights between Atlanta and Rome will be extensively tested. Anyone flying to Rome must undergo a PCR test beforehand, a quick test immediately before departure at Atlanta Airport and a quick test immediately after arriving in Rome.
According to the airline, this extensive test procedure in combination with, among other things, the masking requirement and a good air conditioning system on board ensure that the probability of contamination during the flight drops to almost a million.
US citizens who are allowed to travel to Italy for essential reasons such as work, health and education, as well as all citizens of the European Union and Italy, are exempt from the quarantine requirement upon their arrival in Rome.
Delta said this could become a blueprint for restoring transatlantic air traffic.