Quite early into the pandemic, several routes around the world were cut by airlines of all sizes, with travel having dried up as a result of the numerous restrictions and banning orders put into place by various countries. However, as travel seems to be turning towards normality once more, there has been a spate of new routes added by different airlines. The latest news saw Delta relaunch several Caribbean routes, as well as add several other domestic routes, as the US looks to build on its recent travel successes. Here’s a look at the new routes that Delta has added.
Delta Adds Caribbean Routes – Information For Travelers
The Caribbean has long since been a popular vacation getaway for travelers, particularly in recent years, when a record 15.5 million American travelers visited the region in 2019 – almost half of all travelers to the region. An area the relies on tourism to keep many people going, the pandemic has had a severe impact – which is why news that Delta is relaunching flights to the region has gotten people excited.
In a move that shows confidence in summer travel being widely available, Delta has added four flights to the Caribbean to its portfolio of destinations from June 5th, allowing the American people to once more dream of holidays on perfect, palm tree-lined Caribbean beaches for the first time in a while.
The majority flights will be leaving from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, and will connect passengers to four different islands – Grand Cayman, St. Kitts, Roatan and Bonaire. Flights to Grand Cayman will be daily, whilst the flight to St. Kitts will be only on Saturdays. Roatan and Bonaire will be serviced twice weekly. There is also an additional flight to Grand Cayman available from JFK airport that leaves only on Saturdays.
These routes being added by Delta are yet another piece of travel-related good fortune for the Caribbean in just a few days. It was recently announced the Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises were changing their homeports from the US to islands in the Caribbean in order to skirt CDC-related restrictions to sailing in the US, and launching new cruises from these destinations. More travel to the region will be a win-win for all involved – travel-starved Americans can travel to top international destinations once more, whilst those in the Caribbean can enjoy some long overdue tourism in the process.
Entry Requirements For The Destinations
For those heading to Grand Cayman, travelers must have a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days of traveling, and must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Those heading to St. Kitts must have a negative Covid-19 test result taken within three days and must download a contact tracing app. Travel around the island is limited, and travelers must endure a series of tests in order to be able to freely move around the island.
For travelers heading to Roatan, in Honduras, they must have a negative test result and must complete an immigrate pre-check form, which must be printed and brought with them. Those who have been in South Africa or the UK in the past 21 days will not be permitted to enter. Quarantine is only for those with Covid-like symptoms or those who have had contact with somebody with the virus. Those flying to Bonaire, in Curacao, must provide a negative Covid-19 test result but do not need to quarantine.
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