U.S. airlines and lodges are extending options for customers to rebook travel to a growing list of nations, along with Italy, as coronavirus cases hiked outside of china and triggered fears of a global outbreak.
The U.S. told citizens on Tuesday to start preparing for the coronavirus to spread throughout the country as outbreaks in Iran, South Korea, and Italy escalated.
Delta Air Lines stated that reservations by March 2 on flights to Bologna, Milan, and Venice in northern Italy, where cases have surged, are eligible for rescheduling. Air Canada has added several regions of Italy to its list of places eligible for rebookings.
Hyatt Hotels mentioned it will enable travelers from South Korea, Japan, and Italy to cancel or change their hotel bookings for free.
The cancellations or booking changes at Hyatt are valid for reservations made by March 31, the U.S. lodge operator broadcasted on its official Chinese social media account on WeChat.
Major airlines have issued travel waivers, eliminating change fees for flights to South Korea.
United Airlines Holdings and American Airlines stated Tuesday they had been still tracking developments in Italy.
So far, U.S. airlines have suspended flights to China, a shift that followed the U.S. State Division’s decision to elevate a travel advisory to the nation to the same stage as Iraq and Afghanistan.