Our family of 4 is scheduled to leave on the 22nd of March. I am still undecided on whether to cancel or not, seems like the situation changes daily. We are spending approximately 5 days in Bayeux, and 6 days in Paris.
Delta's policy for tickets purchased before March 1, 2020:
Impacted Travel Date(s): March 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Ticket Must Be Issued On/Before: May 31, 2020
Rebooked Travel Must Begin No Later Than: May 31, 2020
I don't see this as much of a generous offer; I don't have confidence we'll know more or the virus will be better controlled by May 31.
I haven't looked in to the ancellation fees, if any for 2 AirBNBs, 1 hotel, and the tour guide. My hope is that if we do try to cancel due to COVID 19 concerns, they'd do a full refund, or let us reschedule w/o fees.
Of course, no amount of money is worth the life of my loved ones.
We are all in reasonably good health. Husband and I in our late 50s, but son has Type 1 Diabetes (well managed).
I have 3 major concerns:
1. Someone getting sick in France; my assumption is health care is good in France; but I have no idea how our health insurance will work.
2. Getting stuck in France; I'm not sure I could afford a hotel bill for an extended period of time.
3. The Louvre seems like it is periodically closing for staff concerns. I'd be ok if we couldn't get to the Louvre, but if lots of museums, attractions shops, transportation, local cafes start closing; it kind of defeats the reason to go to France.
A positive I've thought of:
We might have the place to ourselves if they are experiencing a decline in tourism!
Are there other things I should be weighing?
Wish I had a crystal ball.