THE WHAT? Emirates has unveiled a radical package for passengers in a bid to tempt people to take to the skies once more. The UAE-based airline will cover COVID-19 quarantine costs and medical expenses for all passengers and all destinations.
THE DETAILS The COVID-19 cover is offered free of charge to passengers, regardless of class of travel and is immediately effective for customers flying with the airline through October 31, 2020. The cover will be valid for 31 days from the first leg of a journey.
THE WHY? HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Group Chairman and Chief Executive explained, “Emirates has worked hard to put in place measures at every step of the customer journey to mitigate risk of infection, and we have also revamped our booking policies to offer flexibility. We are now taking it to the next level, by being the first in the industry to offer our customers free global cover for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs should they incur these costs during their travel. It is an investment on our part, but we are putting our customers first, and we believe they will welcome this initiative.”