The Dubai based Airline, Emirates is the first airline in the world to offer free Covid-19 medical cover expenses for all of their passengers. The emirate has introduced this Covid-19 cover with the intent of boosting confidence and promoting international travel. This is brilliant news for travellers who are yearning to travel with assurance of medical cover during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Emirates Group Chairman and Chief Executive HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said “Under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Emirates is proud to lead the way in boosting confidence for international travel. 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.”
In an official statement released Emirates has stated that the airline will guarantee to cover medical expenses up to EUR 150,000 ($176,000) and EUR 100 per day for quarantine costs such as hotel chargers for up to 14 days. If by any chance a death occurs as a result of contracting corona during travel with Emirates, the airline assures a sum of EUR 1,500 for the passenger’s funeral.
How to be eligible for this Covid-19 cover by Emirates
- The Covid-19 medical cover by Emirates is offered to all customers irrespective of the class of travel or travel destination
- The period of cover is valid only for customers flying until the 31st of October 2020
- Customers are eligible to claim the cover up to 31 days from the moment they fly on Emirates.
- No registration required.
- Any infected customer has to contact Emirate on www.emirates.com/COVID19assistance.
Health and Safety measures by Emirates
Dubai which is the hub of Emirates has made it mandatory for PCR tests to be carried out. Any customer anyone flying to, from, or through the city’s airports must have tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 96 hours.
During the flight, Emirates has ensured high health and safety protocols to ensure a safe travelling co-space. Whether on ground or air complimentary hygiene kits including asks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes are provided to all customers.