Assurance: KLM and Delta Offer COVID-Tested Flights
Trans-Atlantic partners Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are launching COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam, effective December 15, 2020.
The airline partners have worked with the Dutch Government, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to deliver a comprehensive COVID-19 testing program that will allow eligible customers to be exempt from quarantine upon arrival after receiving a negative PCR test result on landing in the Netherlands.
Entry requirements for the Netherlands normally include ten days of quarantine. However, by completing a negative PCR test 5 days before arrival in the Netherlands and self-isolating until departure, customers can choose to complete the quarantine ahead of their departing flight.
No quarantine will be required upon arrival once the customer tests negative via a second PCR test at Schiphol airport.
This new protocol will be available to all citizens permitted to travel to the Netherlands for essential reasons, such as for certain specified work, health and education reasons Customers who are transiting via Amsterdam to other countries will still be required to follow entry requirements and any mandatory quarantine in place at their final destination.
To fly on Delta and KLM’s COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam, customers will need to:
· Take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test 5 days before arrival in Amsterdam.
· Take a Rapid antigen prior to boarding at Atlanta Airport.
· Take a PCR test directly upon arrival at Schiphol.