The aviation and travel industry have faced unprecedented challenges throughout the on-going novel coronavirus pandemic – and insurance companies around the world certainly aren’t making it any easier for either the industry or potential holidaymakers, let alone individuals who need to travel for essential purposes.
G;obally, insurance companies have made it clear they will not cover anyone who catch the novel coronavirus while traveling abroad, but fret not as Emirates is stepping up to the plate in order to provide its customers with peace of mind when flying with the MENA region’s largest carrier.
In an attempt to encourage passengers and ease their travel worries, Emirates Airlines have announced it will cover medical treatment, hotel quarantine and more for any of its passengers who are planning on traveling abroad this summer.
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We are pleased to be the world’s first airline to provide free, global cover to our customers for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs. Launched under the directive of @hhshkmohd, this unique industry-leading initiative aims to boost travel confidence. Our customers can now travel with added peace of mind, as we will cover medical expenses up to EUR 150,000 and quarantine costs of EUR 100 per day for 14 days, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 while they are away from home. This cover for COVID-19 related medical expenses and quarantine costs is offered by us free of cost to customers regardless of class of travel or destination. Emirates is proud to lead the way in boosting confidence for international travel. We have put in place multi-layered hygiene and safety measures at every step of the customer journey to minimise risk, in addition to flexible booking policies. We are now taking it to the next level with free, global cover for COVID-19 related costs. Click on the link in our bio for more details.
On July 23 the airline disclosed it would cover medical expenses up to Dhs640,000, including the cost of quarantining in a hotel for up to two weeks at (max cost Dhs430 per day). On the event of a passenger's death due to Covid-19 the insurance cover will also provide Dhs6,400 towards the cost of their funeral.
"We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel," Emirates Group Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement.
The insurance will be valid for 31 days from the start of a passenger's journey, is available immediately and will run until the end of October.
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