Since the first coronovirus epidemic swept across Europe and the United States, a pilot program would allow a limited number of passengers to travel from Atlanta to Italy without quarantine upon arrival. A delta air lines news release on Thursday.
The airline said it has worked with officials in both Georgia and Italy to ensure that the test will rely on strict testing protocols to ensure flights can be operated safely and “coronovirus-free.”
Since December 19, all US citizens have been allowed to travel to Italy for “essential reasons, such as work, health and education,” as well as for all EU and Italian citizens, testing negative three times for Kovid-19 Will happen:
Once up to 72 hours before the departure of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
Once with a rapid test at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
And with a rapid test once again at Rome’s Femicino Airport.
Passengers traveling to Rome must again pass a rapid examination at the airport.
Travelers will also be asked to provide information on entry into the United States to support the contact-tracing protocol established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Airlines suffering from the epidemic are working to establish travel corridors that are both safe and reliable.
The International Air Transport Association forecast this week that the sector would suffer a loss of $ 157 billion by the end of next year.
“This crisis is devastating and unbelievable,” the organization’s director, Alexandre de Juniak, said in a statement.
Delta, partnering with Alitalia, said the airlines worked with the Mayo Clinic to tailor the protocol and hoped they could move forward as a model.