Emirates Airline has launched an innovative new initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover for customers.
Provided by the carrier and AIC Travel at no additional cost, this cover is the first of its kind in the airline and travel insurance industry. It is designed to provide all Emirates Airline passengers a truly unique offer for stress-free and hassle-free travel.
The multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover will automatically apply to all Emirates Airline tickets purchased from December 1, and extends to codeshare flights operated by partner airlines, as long as the ticket number starts with 176.
Speaking on the initiative was chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “Emirates Airline was the first airline to offer complimentary global COVID-19 cover for travellers back in July, and the response from our customers has been tremendously encouraging. We’ve not rested on our laurels and instead continued to look at how we can offer our customers an even better proposition. We’re very pleased to be able to now provide this new multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover, which is another industry first, to all our customers.
“We see a strong appetite for travel around the world, especially heading into the winter holidays, as people seek warmer climates and family destinations like Dubai. By launching this new multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover, we aim to give our customers even more confidence in making their travel plans this winter and moving into 2021,” he concluded.
Emirates customers will be covered when they fly to any destination, in any class of travel. Highlights of the coverage include out-of-country emergency medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation up to $500,000, valid for COVID-19 (contracted during the trip) and other medical emergencies while travelling abroad; trip cancellation up to $7,500 for non-refundable costs if the traveller or a relative (as defined in the policy) is unable to travel because they are diagnosed with COVID-19 before the scheduled trip departure date, or for other named reasons – similar to other comprehensive travel cover products; trip cancellation or curtailment up to $7,500 if the school year is extended due to COVID-19 beyond the departure date, and the traveller or a relative (as defined in the policy) is a full-time teacher, full-time employee, or a student at a primary or secondary school; trip curtailment up to $7,500 for non-refundable trip costs and additional costs to return to their country of residence if the traveller or a relative (as defined in the policy) falls critically ill, for instance, contracts COVID-19 while travelling abroad, and more.