Emirates will pay for your medical costs, hotel quarantine and funeral if you catch Covid-19 while travelling


Emirates is the latest outlet to launch its own COVID-19 travel incentive. The Dubai-based airline is offering to cover a handful of expenses should you get sick on your journey with them.

In fact, they are willing to cover all the stages of COVID-19; quarantine, hospitalization and even death. The airline has been impacted more than most during the pandemic, due to the fact that Emirates predominantly flies internationally.

In an effort to get passengers back in seats, the airline has launched a travel incentive which offers passengers full COVID-19 insurance. The company is offering to cover the medical expenses of anyone who is diagnosed with COVID-19 during their journey. Emirates will pay out up to €150,000 (about R3 million) in medical costs. The airline will pay €100 (R1,900) per day for quarantine costs (like hotel accommodation) for up to two weeks.

And if it doesn’t end well, they’ll even payout up to €1,500 (about R29,000) for funeral costs.

The incentive is currently on offer and will run until October 31, 2020. According to Emirate’s website, the insurance deal will be valid for 31 days from “the moment you take your first flight, and it covers you even if you travel onwards to another city.” Testing costs are not covered however and prospective passengers must contact the airline to get expenses approved before making payment.

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Emirates said the coverage is free and is applied automatically and no extra registration is necessary. “It is an investment on our part, but we are putting our customers first, and we believe they will welcome this initiative.” – Emirates Group CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

For more information, visit Emirate’s website and read the full press release right here plus more on the latest COVID-19 related new, here.

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