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Coronavirus: Delta to waive change fees for international flights this month

It comes amid widespread outbreaks in parts of Asia and Europe.

Responding to the spread of the coronavirus, Delta is offering help to travelers who are set to jet off on international flights.

With the virus known as COVID-19 spreading to more countries and in greater numbers, Delta says customers have had questions about the outbreak "and the possibility of further government travel restrictions."

The airline has already shelved flights to China for now, and has also suspended flights between the Twin Cities and Seoul, South Korea, where there is the second most cases.

After an outbreak in northern Italy, Delta has also temporarily suspended services between New York-JFK and Milan effective Tuesday, with flights due to resume May 1 and 2.

Further to that, it announced it will waive change fees for all flights to international destinations during the month of March.

"This travel waiver allows customers to make a one-time change to their itinerary without incurring a fee," Delta notes. "The waiver applies to all travel outside the U.S. as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands."

Delta and other airlines will usually charge several hundred dollars to change a flight booking.

"As concerns continue about COVID-19, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and welfare of customers," it added.

You can find more details about Delta's response to coronavirus here.

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