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Emirates will cover medical expenses if passengers catch Covid-19

Emirates will cover medical expenses if passengers catch Covid-19”

The offer, good through October 31, is "free of cost to its customers regardless of class of travel or destination", the airline said.

If a passenger is determined with Covid-19 while they are away from home, the Dubai-based airline says it will cover medical and repatriation expenses of up to €150,000 (£137,000).

One global airline is offering to pay for passengers' medical costs and hotel quarantine if they become ill with COVID-19 while flying with the carrier. The cover will be available to all customers, free of any kind of extra costs, from now until October 31, 2020.

The cost assurance is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first leg of their journey, and passengers won't need to fill out any forms - it's all automatic.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates group chairman and president, stated in a news release, "Emirates has actually striven to put in location steps at every action of the client journey to reduce danger of infection, and we have actually likewise revamped our reservation policies to provide versatility".

"This will boost travel confidence and once again positions Emirates and Dubai as aviation industry leaders".

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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.

"It is an investment on our part, but we are putting our customers first, and we believe they will welcome this initiative". If a passenger is traveling onward to another destination after arriving at their Emirates destination, they can still benefit.

"Emirates will cover its passengers for Covid-19 related medical expenses and quarantine costs when they travel on board Emirates, to and from the UAE and around the world, free of charge", the emirate's media office said in a statement.

Besides, the airline said that with gradual re-opening of borders over the summer, it has revised booking policies to offer customers more flexibility a nd confidence to plan their travel.

Emirates now serves over 60 destinations in its network, facilitating travel among the US, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific through a connection in Dubai for customers across the world.



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