Emirates has become the first airline to offer its customers’ free cover for Covid-19-related costs, in a bid to boost travel confidence.
Customers flying with the Middle East airline from now until October 31, 2020, can claim medical expenses of up to ‚ā¨150,000 (US$174,000) and quarantine costs of ‚ā¨100 per day for 14 days, should they be diagnosed with Covid-19 during their travel, while away from home.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates group chairman and CEO, said: “We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually reopen, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel.”
Applicable across all fare classes and destinations, this cover will be valid for 31 days from when an Emirates’ passenger flies the first sector of their journey.
Customers do not need to register or fill in any forms before they travel, and they are not obligated to utilise this cover provided by Emirates.
Any impacted customer who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 during their travel simply has to contact a dedicated hotline to avail of assistance and cover.