What you need to know about changing or canceling your travel plans because of the coronavirus, as outbreaks spread to every continent except Antarctica (UAL, AAL, DAL)
- As the coronavirus continues to spread, with outbreaks appearing in South Korea, Italy, Iran, and elsewhere, travelers and travel providers are being forced to rethink plans and make adjustments.
- If you’re concerned about the virus, your options for a cancellation or refund may be limited, but as the situation continues to develop, refund policies are likely to change as the virus moves closer toward pandemic status.
- Here’s what you need to know about canceling or changing your travel plans because of the coronavirus, plus a roundup of airline travel waivers and flight cancellations.
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As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, travelers are starting to rethink work trips and vacations.
Global tourism is bracing for a major slowdown as countries other than China struggle to contain outbreaks and travel restrictions and airline cancellations reach new markets.
“If there was previously a temptation to view the coronavirus as a China or Asia issue, then developments this week must force a shift in mindset,” Nick Wyatt, head of travel and tourism research at GlobalData, said in an email to Business Insider. “With the news that 12 towns in Italy are on lockdown and countries like Austria …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]