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.