I was going to a conference to Marrakesh.
Today, 03052020, I wake up to find an email cancelling the conference.
Immediately, I wrote the travel agent which booked my flight.
I also contacted the insurance company.
After telling me I did not have to cancel my flight, they wrote to inform me I would lose $700 worth of penalties and be refunded $126 or maybe nothing.
I do not think this is fair because I insured the trip. Further, I did not choose not to travel.
The conference organizers did, at the request of their ministry of health which prevented large gatherings, due to the Corona virus scare.
I explained this. I sent the email informing me the conference was cancelled.
Nothing did. I have the emails indicating I would only receive what is left after penalties are levied. Practically, nearly nothing.
Please help me: I cannot all my money: It is not my fault I cannot travel.
This company simply has to refund me the full price of my fare; they do not have the right to keep my money: I did not cause the Corona virus. I did not choose to cancel the conference.
This was not a vacation: I was going to a conference. I can no longer travel if the conference is cancelled due to the Corona virus threat.