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Delta To Streamline Entry Requirements For International Passengers

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Earlier this week, Delta Air Lines announced its plans to simplify the process for check-in, travel booking and more.

There are so many steps involved when it comes to prepping for a trip nowadays, and it’s inevitable you’ll feel a little overwhelmed from time to time. To make the travel process easier, Delta is streamlining the pre-departure process for passengers from November 8.

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As the U.S. reopens its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers next week, the airline is updating its online tools to help travelers fill out all of the entry requirements related to Covid that will be needed for travel to or from the U.S.

From finding where you can travel to now and how to upload your information before setting off on your trip, here are the details so far on Delta’s latest travel booking tools.

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How To Use Delta FlyReady For Travel

Using Delta’s FlyReady and Delta Discover Map online tools, passengers can better prepare for their upcoming holiday trips and beyond.

According to the airline’s website, Delta FlyReady is available to passengers traveling from the U.S. as well as those with connections through the U.S. to some international destinations. The airline will help you meet your travel requirements before your trip.

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How it works:

  • First, check out the Discover Map to learn about the entry requirements and documents needed for your travel destination.
  • Head to Delta’s website and enter your flight information to see if you’re eligible to use the program
  • Users can review their Covid testing options up to 7 days before their Delta flight
  • You will be able to schedule your test appointment through TrustAssure, Delta’s health provider partner.
  • Through TrustAssure, your test results will automatically be digitally verified for an easier check-in process with the airline.
  • If you don’t use TrustAssure for your pre-departure Covid test, you can still upload your required documents for travel, such as a photo or a digital copy of your vaccination record.
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While the airline recommends that travelers use Delta FlyReady, it is currently not required to digitally verify your Covid test results for travel. Using the tool however will ensure that you have the right test and other requirements to enter your destination(s).

It is also recommended to carry a physical version of your vaccination record along with your other travel documents throughout your trip.

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Delta Discover Map Update

There’s also an update of the Delta Discover Map in the works, which has been helping travelers navigate this new world of travel since the tool was created earlier this year.

This tool allows Delta passengers to filter travel destinations based on the current health requirements, including vaccination status.

Since being introduced nearly one year ago, customers have relied on the Delta Discover Map as a key resource to gain insight into rapidly changing entry restrictions, local health guidelines and links to necessary forms and applications needed to travel internationally.

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Delta Air Lines Senior Vice President

Delta’s senior VP Rhonda Crawford made a statement this week to announce the updates: “In the months ahead, many of our customers will be traveling to the U.S. for the first time since before the pandemic – reuniting with family members, friends or colleagues and reclaiming the joy of travel.”

“And though international travel looks a lot different these days, we’ve listened to customers to make updates that will give them more personalized and better access to the information they say is important – removing the guesswork from travel plans and making room for them to enjoy their journey,” Crawford said.

For all the details on next week’s reopening for international as well as domestic travelers, see our guide here.

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Sunday 7th of November 2021

Delta treated me like a VIP. Thank you to the Atlanta security gate check in crew for making my very long flight less stressful. I will fly Delta whenever possible as well as recommend to all my friends and family. Vicki C. PhD student University of Aberdeen


Monday 8th of November 2021

@Vicki, Delta is by far the best US airline and you made the right choice. Ask most Americans like myself and they will either tell you Delta or Jetblue (domestic only).