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[UPDATED] Delta Issues Coronavirus Travel Change Waiver for Several Italian Destinations

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With Italy unofficially declared the “epicenter” of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Delta issued a travel waiver for five destinations in that country.

UPDATED, FEBRUARY 27: The waiver now extends to all of Italy.

The affected airports are:

  • Bologna (BLQ)
  • Milan – Linate (LIN)
  • Milan – Malpensa (MXP)
  • Turin (TRN)
  • Venice (VCE)

This travel waiver is in effect now through March 15.

Tickets must be reissued on or before March 15, with rebooked travel commencing no later than April 3. That’s a departure (no pun intended) from most waivers, which require ticket reissues and rebooked travel to occur on or before the same date.

Passengers may make a one-time change without being assessed a fee, though fare differences may apply.

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Visit the waiver’s alert for more information and learn about how Delta weather waivers work in general.

Contact Delta Air Lines for Rebooking Help

If you have questions or need to rebook travel, contact Delta Air Lines directly or the provider through whom you originally purchased travel.

Delta Air Lines: 1-800-221-1212

On Twitter: @Delta (Read our guide using on using Delta’s Twitter help!)

— Chris

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2 Comments

  1. We ( me and wife and our 5 years old kid) have booked flights to Asia, KUL from ORD in August. I booked the flights on UA a month ago. I am now wondering what I should do! Finish the hotel bookings or cancel the flights with UA. My return is from Sri Lanka to ORD . We planned a trip to Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Even if it remains like today, we will be subjected to secondary screening, questionings at airport in Asia and specially when we return to USA right?

    Cancel or wait a month or two?

    • @jim: Unless you booked refundable tickets, it doesn’t really make sense to cancel them now. (This sort of ties into this post.) Are you prepaying the hotels in full?

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