Emirates will cover customers’ COVID-19 medical and quarantine costs

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Mumbai : The Emirates airline has announced a first-of-its-kind initiative to boost customers’ confidence in flying by vowing to cover passengers’ medical expenses and quarantine costs if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 in the course of their travels.

This perk is being provided at no additional cost to customers flying with Emirates through October 30, 2020, regardless of travel class or destination. The initiative is effective on immediate basis and is valid for 31 days from the time that they fly the first portion of their journey, even if they are continuing on to other cities or destinations afterward.

Coverage is being offered for medical bills available up to €150,000 ($173,000) and quarantine-related costs of up to €100 ($116) per day for fourteen days. Customers booking for travel through October 31 don’t need to register or fill out additional forms to benefit from the policy and will be automatically enrolled upon booking.

Emirates Group Chairman was quoted saying, “Emirates is proud to lead the way in boosting confidence for international travel. We know people are longing to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel.”

Eligible customers who may become diagnosed with COVID-19 can call Emirates’ dedicated hotline to avail themselves of this assistance or visit its coverage website to obtain further details.

[With inputs from agency]