Virgin Atlantic now offering free Covid-19 cover for treatment, quarantine and funeral costs


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Virgin Atlantic is the latest airline to introduce a travel incentive amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Much like Emirates – who introduced an identical COVID-support travel plan last month- Virgin Atlantic will now also offer to pay a passenger’s medical treatment, quarantine, and funeral costs if they catch Covid-19 while on their journey with Virgin.

Virgin Atlantic’s Covid-19 insurance is free to all of its passengers who travel between 24 August 2020, and 31 March 2021.

Passengers will get complimentary coronavirus insurance of up to £500,000 (R11 million) The airline announced on its website. The coverage will extend to all coronavirus-related costs, from medical expenses to mandatory quarantine. And, in a worst-case scenario, up to £5,000 (R110,000) for repatriation and funeral expenses.

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According to the airline, passengers are eligible for the insurance on Virgin Atlantic flights during this window whether or not they’ve already booked, provided their travel is booked through Atlantic directly.

There are no restrictions on age, travel class, or length of the journey. Once you land at your destination, you are free to use other modes of transportation and visit other destinations and still be covered, the airline’s website says, as long as your return flight is also booked through Virgin.

For more information and to read the term’s and conditions, visit the Virgin Atlantic website. Discover more travel-related news and specials, right here.


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