January 22, 2021

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KLM and Delta offer flights with corona tests

KLM and Delta offer flights with corona tests


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Airline KLM and the American partner Delta Air Lines will operate flights from Atlanta to Schiphol, where passengers will be tested for corona. Only passengers with a negative corona test are actually allowed to fly. The test begins on December 15th and initially lasts three weeks.

For travelers from Atlanta, the extended test period means that they no longer need to remain in quarantine if they test negative after arriving at Schiphol. This quarantine starts as soon as you arrive in the Netherlands, but it can be canceled if you get the negative result of a test carried out here.

To do this, they must have tested negative five days before arriving in the Netherlands and then self-isolate. They must undergo a quick corona test before boarding in Atlanta.

Not all flights from Atlanta to Schiphol are covered by the test. Of the 21 flights operated by Delta and KLM, four are reported weekly. This affects two KLM flights and two Delta flights.

Delta, KLM and Schiphol carried out the test with the support of the Dutch government. During and after the test, it is checked whether people are complying with the quarantine rules and whether the test can be continued. The ministry stresses that the non-essential travel ban to the European Union remains in place.