France Reopens to Leisure Travel; Delta Adds More Paris & Nice Flights – Fly from BOS, JFK, MSP & ATL

France will reopen for leisure travel on June 9, Delta Air Lines will add flights to meet the demand. Photo Delta
  • Fully vaccinated Americans may visit France beginning June 9
  • Delta expands Paris flights from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Boston, adds Nice from New York-JFK
  • Delta and partner Air France to offer nine times more flights between U.S. and France in July than other carriers
  • See Delta’s schedule for open trans-Atlantic destinations below

ATLANTA: June 4, 2021 — Delta Air Lines will soon be carrying leisure travelers from the U.S. to France. After more than a year of restrictions on international travel, more European countries are reopening for U.S. leisure and other non-essential travelers – in time for those seeking new adventures this summer and to further support economic recovery from the global pandemic.

France is the latest country to reopen to leisure travel. French government officials recently announced that the country will welcome vaccinated travelers beginning June 9 without quarantine requirements. Passengers must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency as well as present a negative COVID test upon arrival (less than 72 hours for a PCR test or less than 48 hours for an antigen test).

For customers who wish to venture to the City of Light, Delta currently serves Paris-Charles de Gaulle twice daily from Atlanta, once daily from New York-JFK and three times per week from Detroit. Service to Paris from Minneapolis/St. Paul three times per week will be added July 7, along with daily service from Boston beginning August 5. Additionally, three-times-weekly service from New York-JFK to Nice will begin July 8.

Delta, along with its longstanding partner Air France, will offer nine times more flights between the U.S. and France in July than the next largest carriers. Service includes Air France’s newest route between Paris and Denver.

As the European Union takes steps toward reopening borders, it is up to individual member countries to decide when and how to lift their restrictions. Delta will continue to expand service as travel returns and keep customers up to date on which international destinations are open to visitors.

Customers are encouraged to review entry requirements for their destination, including whether a vaccination certificate or negative COVID-19 test is required. Details can be found on the Delta Discover Map on or check the official government website of their destination country.

Open Trans-Atlantic Destinations

Here’s a snapshot of trans-Atlantic destinations that are currently open or that will open throughout the summer to vaccinated travelers and/or travelers with negative tests. Please go to Delta’s Return to International Travel page for details specific to each destination.

DestinationSchedule Details
Paris, FranceNow Available:Twice-daily service from ATL on Airbus A350-900 and A330-300Three-times-weekly service from DTW on Boeing 767-300ERDaily service from JFK on Airbus A330-300Resuming Soon:Three-times-weekly MSP service begins July 7 on A330-300Daily service from BOS coming Aug. 5 on A330-300
Nice, FranceThree-times-weekly service from JFK begins July 8 on Boeing 767-400
Dubrovnik, CroatiaNew four-times-weekly service from JFK begins July 2 on Boeing 767-300ER
Athens, GreeceNew daily service from ATL begins July 2 on Airbus A330-300Twice-daily service from JFK currently available on Airbus A330-300
  Reykjavik, IcelandNew service from BOS is now available on Boeing 757-200Service from JFK is now available on Boeing 757-200, upgrading to 767-300ER from July 2Daily service from MSP now available on Boeing 757-200
Milan, ItalyDaily service from JFK is now available on A330-300
Rome, ItalyDaily service from ATL available on Airbus A330-300New service from BOS begins Aug. 5 on Boeing 767-300ERThree-times-weekly service from JFK now available on Airbus A330, increasing to daily July 1
Venice, ItalyFive-times-weekly service from ATL begins Aug. 5 on Boeing 767Daily service from JFK begins July 2 on Boeing 767-300ER
Barcelona, SpainThree-times-weekly service from JFK begins June 6 on Boeing 767-300ER, increasing to daily Aug. 5Daily service from ATL begins Aug. 5 on Boeing 767-300ER
Madrid, SpainDaily service from JFK is now available on Boeing 767-300ER
Delta will be using the A350-900, among other aircraft for it’s expanded flights to Europe. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Flights to Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland and Spain are operated in partnership with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic. Our flights to Italy are operated in conjunction with Alitalia. This schedule, including routes and frequency, remains subject to change. 

Delta also continues to operate service to other trans-Atlantic markets where additional entry restrictions apply – including Germany, the Netherlands and U.K. Check out the Delta Discover Map for more information on entry requirements.