Travel Disruptions due to COVID-19
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having some impact on our travel programs. At present only Italy has been fully affected as well as other areas within Europe. At Daiquiri Tours we are closely monitoring the situation provided by the Centers for Disease Controls, our local partners in destination, and the US Department of State. Our priority is to ensure the safety and security of our guests, employees and travel partners.
TRAVEL TO ITALY
After carefully sifting through all of the information, Daiquiri Tours has made the decision to cancel all programs to Italy through April 30, 2020. Our goal is to resume all programs as of May 1, 2020 (pending travel advisories).
Guests travelling in March and April to Italy will be contacted and offered the option to either travel on a future departure date or select another package to another one of our destinations. We invite all guests that are concerned about their upcoming trips to contact our offices for assistance and guidance.
If you are traveling to other destinations within Europe, please contact our office for personalized assistance.
We encourage our guests to check with their respective airline for cancellation and change policies and waivers currently in effect. There is some useful information here: www.forbes.com. However, we strongly encourage to check on the airline’s website for most up to date information. If you booked your flight through Daiquiri Tours, please contact us for additional assistance.
Some recent updates on flights (as of March 9, 2020):
- American Airlines: cancelled all flights to Milan and northern Italy. American Airlines said late on Saturday that it was suspending service between New York and Milan as well as between Miami and Milan until April 25, citing a “reduction in demand.”
- Delta Airlines: cancelled all flights to Milan and northern Italy. Delta’s last New York-to-Milan flight will take off Monday, while the last flight in the opposite direction is scheduled for Tuesday. Service is set to resume on May 1 or 2.
- Turkish Airlines: has cancelled all flights to Italy from the beginning of March.
- British Airways: 56 roundtrip flights are cancelled from London Heathrow and Gatwick to Italian destinations including Milan, Bologna, Bergamo, Venice and Turin between March 14 and March 28 due to “reduced demand”.
- Easy Jet: cancelled many flights to Italy. Announced on Monday it will be reducing the frequency of some routes by up to 25 percent amid the outbreak, particularly affecting flights to and from Italy.
- Wizz Air: cancelled many flights to Italy cutting two-thirds of its flights to and from Italian airports for three weeks, between March 11 and April 2, due to lack of demand.
- Brussels Airlines: has cut the number of flights to Rome, Milan, Venice and Bologna by 30 per cent until 14 March.
- Alitalia: reduced routes out of and into Italy
- Norwegian: suspended many flights to Italy and all to Oslo- Milan cancelled until May.
- Scandinavian airline SAS on Tuesday suspended all flights to northern Italy. Milan, Bologna, Turin and Venice will be suspended from March 4th until March 16th.
- Lufthansa: will reduce frequencies on various routes to Italy in March.
- Austrian Airlines is reducing its flight schedule to Italy in March and April by 40 per cent. This includes a cut in capacity on routes from Vienna to Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples.
We will continue to assess the situation on an ongoing basis and communicate any changes as soon as possible. All information will be updated on this blog post regularly.
updated: March 9, 2020