The coronavirus is advancing unstoppably. This is affecting the tourism industry strongly. Due to this, airlines such as Avianca, Latam or Air Europa have decided to change dates on the purchased flights if they were dated March.
Airlines are flexible about cancellation or changes in travel due to COVID-19. The Latam airline, for its part, has already reported the elimination of fines in the event of changing days or destinations:
“Until March 22, Latam Airlines will allow its clients, with international flight reservations until December 31, 2020, to schedule their trips with the option of making a date and / or destination change later. A change per ticket is allowed, without a fine, up to 14 days before the departure of the outbound flight, subject to fare differences. ”
The coronavirus, a heavy blow to the tourism
Avianca Airlines has also informed its clients with the possibilities it offers. The itinerary can be changed without paying a penalty until March 31 on all routes to and from the United States, Europe, and Canada.
Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, is also trying to fight coronavirus. It has already informed passengers that those who have purchased tickets from March 5 and their travel date is until April 3, can change that date without paying a fine. The new dates can be chosen by June 30.
Similarly, hotels and cruises have also decided to take action. The Costa Cruises company has already announced that it will accept cancellations without penalty for reservations between March and April.
The international hotels did not charge any fines Guests traveling to or from Italy, China or South Korea.