Delta Only Serves 7 Countries That Are Currently Open To Visitors

For all of its operations, Delta Air Lines only shows itself as serving seven countries currently open to visitors. These are places that allow non-citizens, non-residents, and nonessential travelers to enter (with conditions). The data is displayed on the airline’s website, on a webpage that offers a useful travel requirements and restrictions map. Here are the countries listed as ‘open to visitors’ served by Delta and its partner airlines.

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Some countries are served not by Delta but rather by partner airlines. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Where Delta customers can go

Under the “Latest Travel Requirements & Restrictions Map” section on Delta’s “Where we fly” page, an interactive map shows countries open to visitors and open with restrictions. It also displays countries that are served but have restricted entry. At the time of preparing this article, here are the countries Delta serves that are “open to visitors” with additional data from the map:

  • Belarus
    • Quarantine may be required
    • A negative COVID-19 test result is required
  • Burkina Faso
    • A negative COVID-19 test result is required
    • No data displayed regarding quarantine requirements
  • The Central African Republic
    • No data displayed regarding quarantine or test requirements
  • Costa Rica
    • Quarantine is not required
    • A negative COVID-19 test result is not required
    • A travel authorization document or health insurance is required
  • Jamaica
    • Quarantine is required
    • A negative COVID-19 test result may be required
    • A travel authorization document or health insurance is required
  • Mexico
    • Quarantine is not required
    • A negative COVID-19 test result is not required
    • A travel authorization document or health insurance is required
  • Montenegro
    • Quarantine may be required
    • A negative COVID-19 test result may be required

More details on quarantine details and what travel authorization documents are required can be found by clicking on the country and selecting “See More Info.”

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Montenegro and Jamaica are particularly difficult to spot due to their size. The fact that both ‘open’ categories are blue also makes it difficult to clearly distinguish those smaller nations. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Of course, it should go without saying that information is subject to change, and the webpage is meant as a tool and a rough guide. Delta recommends that customers check directly with their destination’s embassy or immigration office to confirm travel eligibility. Additionally, the airline requests that you confirm any requirements for connecting airport destinations if applicable to your itinerary.

Not all flights operated by Delta

If you looked at the map and destinations and were surprised at all the countries accessible with Delta Air Lines, you wouldn’t be alone. Of course, upon closer investigation, it’s clear that not all flights are actually operated by the airline and its aircraft.

For example, the Central African Republic and Burkina Faso can be booked on a Delta itinerary with flights operated by Air France (requiring a connection through Paris CDG).

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Delta’s largest hub is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. Photo: Delta Air Lines

While it’s no surprise that not all flights would be operated by Delta, it did come as a surprise to us that we were unable to create Delta itineraries to certain destinations using the airline’s website booking engine.

Even though Belarus and Montenegro are listed Delta destinations on the map, finding flights to their respective capital cities of Minsk or Podgorica (from Delta’s main hub of Atlanta) wasn’t possible through Delta’s website. Using an external flight search tool such as SkyScanner did turn up SkyTeam flights to Minsk with Air France and KLM. A SkyTeam-based flight was found to Podgorica but also included some flights operated by Air Serbia.

We’ve inquired about this with Delta but did not hear back before the time of publication.

Do any of these countries appeal to you as leisure destinations? Let us know in the comments.

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