American citizens stranded overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic are looking for ways to return home.

But there is a big obstacle in the way: repatriation cost.

American airlines are accused of overcharging for repatriation flights, and passengers are asking the State Department, which has so far taken responsibility for repatriating more than 60,000 Americans from more than 100 countries since Jan. 29, to waive airfares fees.

The criticism has fallen on deaf ears as airlines defend prices citing the cost of operations.

According to a report Tuesday by The Hill online news outlet, travelers are required to sign a

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