Delta Air Lines will offer quarantine-free flights from New York-JFK to Milan-Malpensa Airport beginning April 2, 2021, one day after launching to Rome-Fiumicino. The services will allow eligible customers to travel to Italy to avoid the mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival by following a rigorous pre- and post-travel testing protocol.
Flights to Milan will initially operate four times a week in April before moving to a daily operation starting May 2, while flights to Rome will operate three times a week and increase to four times a week in May and daily in June.
Delta’s COVID trial flights began in December with the introduction of service from Atlanta to both Rome and Amsterdam along with local partners Alitalia and KLM. The program offers customers the peace of mind of flying more safely and is a clear way to support the global economic recovery as COVID-19 vaccination efforts unfold around the world.
Individuals traveling to Italy will be required to test negative a total of three times, two of them prior to departure. Upon arrival at Milan-Malpensa and Rome-Fiumicino, passengers should proceed to the airport terminal testing facility, where medical professionals will perform a rapid antigen test. If the result is negative, they will not have to undergo quarantine. Current requirements for entry into Italy normally include 14 days of quarantine.