Turkish Airlines Cancels All Italy Flights
Turkish Airlines has announced today that it has temporarily canceled all flights to Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak. Turkish Airlines said that the flight ban would take immediate effect.
The move follows a directive from the Atlanta-based United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention that recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. The Department of State has issued a Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” for Italy and Level 4 “Do Not Travel” for Lombardy and Veneto. Italy has become the worst-hit country in Europe by the coronavirus outbreak, with the death toll there rising to 29 with 820 confirmed cases.
Prior to Turkish Airlines’ complete flight ban to all Italian destinations, British Airways and low-cost carrier easyJet announced that they would stop flying to certain cities due to the coronavirus.