Delta Air Lines is rolling out new tools to give customers easier ways to verify their COVID-19 vaccine status and other related entry requirements during booking and check-in. Travelers will be able to use Delta FlyReady and the Delta Discover Map to find invaluable tools for their trips.
With US borders reopening to fully vaccinated travelers starting Nov. 8, Delta says customers on nearly all international routes bound for the US will be able to directly upload and verify their COVID-19 vaccination certificate and negative COVID-19 test results using new functionality built into the Delta FlyReady solution.
Announced early this summer in partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, the FlyReady solution has been available for many destinations since June. However the updates launched this month help simplify the process as the new government entry requirements for travelers bound for the US go into effect.
According to the airline, the tool simplifies the travel experience by sharing a streamlined view of the health documentation and other entry requirements at Delta’s global destinations.
Customers are directed to the FlyReady tool via My Trips on delta.com or via the Fly Delta app. Travelers on FlyReady-enabled routes will automatically see the entry requirements for their destination together with information about additional steps that may be needed prior to departure.
Once health requirements are met, an indicator on the customer’s boarding pass will verify they are ready to travel.
Details on how FlyReady works are available here.
Another tool getting an update is the Delta Discover Map, an interactive map that gives customers a comprehensive view of entry requirements for countries and regions worldwide. Powered by artvel, the Discover Map draws data from national and local government agencies and the International Air Transport Association. Results can be filtered to find destinations based on health requirements, including vaccination status.
“In the months ahead, many of our customers will be traveling to the US for the first time since before the pandemic,” said Rhonda Crawford, SVP for global distribution and digital strategy. “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.”