Iceland Anyone? Delta Announces MSP, BOS and JFK Nonstops

Okay, covid, we’re all tired of you turning our lives upside down. You’ve overstayed your welcome, which actually never existed, and its more than time for you to move on. Or better yet, be vanquished.

Without question, the past year has been one that we’d all like to forget. With more than 550,000 Americans losing their lives to covid so far, it has been an extremely sad and difficult time for everyone around the world. But there is at least a glimmer of hope beginning to shine. While the pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon, it is becoming more manageable with the introduction of multiple vaccines that are now being administered worldwide. While the science says that we will need to wear masks and be socially cautious for certainly the rest of this year, and probably longer, it does appear that international travel will become more feasible as increasing numbers of countries innoculate their citizens.

Iceland has just announced that they will become the first European country to welcome back vaccinated Americans for leisure travel, and Delta Air Lines wasted no time in releasing its daily nonstop schedule to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) that will launch from New York’s JFK International Airport on May 1. Additional daily Boeing 757-200 flights will inaugurate from Boston’s Logan International Airport on May 20, and service will resume from Minneapolis/St. Paul on May 27.

Delta’s Iceland customers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or that they have recovered from having contracted the virus. Prior to returning to the U.S. travelers will be required to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Testing locations are available online at the carrier’s testing resources for international travel page at delta.com.

Published by iFlyMSP

After a 35-year travel industry career, the time has come to kick back and relax. Well, not exactly, but it is time to travel without a business schedule dictating where and when. Over the years I've traveled extensively by air for work, both domestically and internationally. I've been to some incredibly exciting and beautiful destinations, and some others, not so much. So now it's my turn (and hopefully yours), to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. Whether you want to discover the U.S. or another continent, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is a great starting point. And that's what this blog is all about. I'm not here to assist the rich and famous in figuring out how to best earn and utilize their millions of airline miles and hotel points. Instead, my focus will be on the average Joe and Josephine. Hard-working people (like you!) who have saved up over time for their once or twice a year escape from reality. So if you're contemplating a getaway from MSP or the Upper Midwest via the Twin Cities, you've come to the right place. Happy trails!

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