December 5th Starting December 15, Delta will assist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to seek key personal information from international travelers flying to the United States from foreign countries, including names, telephone numbers, emails and addresses in the United States to ensure that international travelers can be informed through the Close Contact Tracking Program. The potential risk of contracting COVID-19.
The Atlanta-based airline said the move would significantly shorten the time it takes for health officials to notify passengers who have been in contact with an infected person, the New York Post reported.
“We want our customers to feel safe when traveling, and this voluntary initiative is another way we provide additional protection for our customers and our employees,” said Bill Lentsch, Chief Customer Experience Officer, at Delta Air Lines in a statement on March 3.
In addition, under the new cooperation agreement between Delta Airlines and Rome Airport, passengers flying from Italy to the United States must carry out a contact tracing plan and enter Italy without isolation if their nucleic acid test is negative.
However, the airline did not say whether it would expand its tracking to flights in the United States. At present, there is a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the United States.