Ryanair cancels all flights to Italy amidst coronavirus outbreaks and lockdown

Ryanair has cancelled all of its flights to, from and within Italy amidst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.

Italy is currently on lockdown as the Italian government looks to contain the spread of COVID-19, prompting the FCO to change its travel advice against all but essential travel to Italy.

As a result, Ryanair has been forced to suspend a number of its flights until Wednesday 8th April.

The airline will be suspending Italian domestic flights from midnight on Wednesday 11th March, and all Italian international flights from midnight on Friday 13th March.

The airline said that affected passengers have been contacted by email regarding the cancellations.

As for passengers looking for repatriation, Ryanair is offering a free move to an earlier one of its flights operating until midnight on Friday 13th March.

Affected passengers will be able to choose between a full refund or a travel credit that can be redeemed on Ryanair flights in the next 12 months.

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It's the latest in a line of airlines to cancel flights , with the likes of British Airways and easyJet also having announced a number of cancellations.

If you have a trip to Italy planned, our Coronavirus Italy advice guide offers tips on the first steps to take if you're affected.

Whatever your situation, your first step should be to get in touch with your travel firm or airline, who will be able to advise on any alternatives or offer a refund.

We've also got a general guide on coronavirus travel advice including what to do if you're already abroad and an outbreak occurs.

It's worth noting that most airlines are cancelling flights over the next few weeks – so if you're due to travel in a few months, your flight may not be affected.

You can check the latest FCO advice for Italy here .

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