Thursday, 12 March 2020

Delta responds to Wednesday directive on U.S.-Europe travel

Delta continues to work closely with U.S. authorities following President Trump’s directive on travel between Europe and the United States.

Under the directive, foreign nationals with 14-day prior travel within any of the 26 Schengen-area countries will not be eligible to enter the United States. U.S. citizens, Legal Permanent Residents and certain family members (and other limited exceptions) will be allowed to enter the U.S. through one of 11 CDC-approved airports:*

Atlanta (ATL)
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
Detroit (DTW)
Newark (EWR)
Honolulu (HNL)
New York-JFK (JFK)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Chicago-O’Hare (ORD)
Seattle (SEA)
San Francisco (SFO)
Washington-Dulles (IAD)

As a result, the following flights will operate today, Thursday will return Friday, and then will be temporarily suspended.

Salt Lake City-Amsterdam
Salt Lake City-Paris

The U.S. State Department also issued updated guidance Wednesday recommending that Americans “Reconsider Travel Abroad” due to COVID-19.

Delta continues to evaluate additional schedule adjustments based on customer demand. More details will be shared as soon as possible.

Delta updates on travel to and from Europe

Delta will operate a nearly full schedule of flights from continental Europe to multiple U.S. gateways through Sunday, March 15, to ensure eligible customers can return to the United States as the airline responds to a new U.S. government travel directive.

After Sunday, Delta will fly a significantly reduced U.S.-Europe schedule while monitoring customer demand. Delta will continue to help customers affected by these schedule adjustments, including notifying those whose flights have been impacted by these changes.

Delta’s highest priority is to ensure the health and safety of customers and employees. Delta has expanded its aircraft cleaning processes to include a fogging procedure that disinfects common surface areas with a safe, high-grade EPA-registered disinfectant highly effective against many communicable diseases, including coronaviruses. Following the fogging procedure, cleaning crews thoroughly clean cabin surfaces including tray tables, seatback screens, and lavatories. Watch this video to learn more about our fogging.

Earlier Thursday, the airline announced plans to suspend flights scheduled to operate from Europe to Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Orlando, Portland, Raleigh-Durham and Salt Lake City after Friday, March 13, since the directive allows only 11 U.S. airports to serve as points of entry from Europe.

Delta is capping fares for travel to Europe through March 20, and the airline has also waived change fees for customers traveling to, from or through Europe and the U.K. through May 31. Details are available on

Customers with flights further out than 72 hours should hold off contacting Delta Reservations until closer to their scheduled travel date so Delta can better accommodate those customers with immediate travel needs out of Europe.

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