Delta updates online tools for travelers to the United States: Business Traveler USA

Customers on most US routes will be able to check vaccination status through Delta FlyReady

Delta Air Lines is rolling out new tools to provide customers with easier ways to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status and other related entry requirements during booking and check-in. Travelers will be able to use Delta FlyReady and Delta Discover Map to find valuable tools for their trips.

With Reopening of US borders to fully vaccinated travelers starting Nov. 8, Delta says customers on nearly all international routes to the United States will be able to directly download and verify their COVID-19 vaccination certificate and negative COVID-19 test results using a new feature integrated into the Delta FlyReady Solution.

Announced earlier this summer in partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, the FlyReady solution has been available since June on many destinations. However, updates rolling out this month are helping to simplify the process as new government entry requirements for travelers to the United States take effect.

According to the airline, the tool simplifies the travel experience by sharing a simplified view of health documentation and other entry requirements at Delta’s global destinations.

Customers are directed to the FlyReady tool through My Trips on or through the Fly Delta app. Travelers on FlyReady-enabled itineraries will automatically see the entry requirements for their destination as well as information on any additional steps that may be required before departure.

Once the health requirements have been met, an indicator on the customer’s boarding pass will verify that they are ready to travel.

Details of how FlyReady works are available here.

Another tool that gets an update is the Delta Discover Map, an interactive map that gives customers a comprehensive view of entry requirements for countries and regions around the world. Powered by artvel, the Discover map draws data from state 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 coming months, many of our customers will be traveling to the United States for the first time since before the pandemic,” said Rhonda Crawford, senior vice president of global distribution and digital strategy. “And while international travel looks very different these days, we’ve listened to customers to make updates that will give them more personalized and better access to the information they deem important – taking the guesswork out of travel plans and making room for them to enjoy their trip.

Melvin G. Rodriguez