As the coronavirus spreads, Delta Air Lines is suspending its Atlanta to Rome flights.
Atlanta-based Delta had already reduced its Atlanta to Rome route to fewer flights per week and suspended some other services to Italy.
The airline says it will now suspend the Atlanta to Rome route from March 11 through April 30 due to the continued spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus.
Its normal spring flight schedule from Atlanta to Rome is five flights a week in March and daily flights in April.
The only remaining Delta flights to Italy until April 30 will be New York to Rome flights.
The airline said passengers whose flights are affected can rebook on alternate flights, get refunds or contact Delta to discuss other options.
Delta is also extending its suspension of flights between New York and Milan until May 20. The last Delta flight from Milan to New York operated March 3.
Other cuts include delaying the launch of summer season flights, which typically begin April 1, from from Detroit to Rome until May 1 and from New York to Venice until May 21.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Italy.
The Trump Administration has raised its travel warning to “do not travel” to the regions in South Korea and Italy most affected by coronavirus.
For Italy, the State Department issued a do not travel advisory for Lombardy, where Milan is the capital, and Veneto.
Passengers coming to the United States from Italy and South Korea are being screened.
Delta travelers with flights booked to Italy Feb. 25 through May 31 can reschedule flights without paying a change fee. The airline broadened the policy to all flights to, from or through Italy from a previous change fee waiver for Bologna, Milan and Venice through March 2.
Those with flights booked to Italy where operations continue can keep their travel plans, change to a different flight or cancel their trips and use the value of the ticket towards a future flight. The policy applies to Delta passengers whose tickets were issued March 6 or earlier.
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