News Coronavirus watch02 Sep 2020

UAE:Airline provides free global cover for COVID-19

| 02 Sep 2020

Dubai-based airline flydubai said it will offer free global cover for COVID-19-related medical and quarantine costs for passengers who travel between 1 September and 30 November 2020. The cover is underwritten by AIG.

The new service will bear the health expenses and quarantine costs if passengers are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip and is valid for 31 days from the time customers take their first flight on their itinerary. The service enables passengers to benefit from coverage for their medical expenses up to EUR150,000 ($178,604) and quarantine costs up to EUR100 per day for 14 days.

“The new COVID-19 cover we are offering to our passengers will encourage more people to travel with ease of mind knowing that they will be looked after at every step of their journey. We see the demand for travel starting to increase as more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel. Safeguarding the passenger journey with added precautions and enhanced procedures will help to stimulate the flow of trade and tourism globally,” said flydubai chief commercial officer Hamad Obaidalla.

The service is valid for all bookings made through the carrier’s website or mobile app, its customer centres or travel shops, the Holidays by flydubai portal, travel agents or its travel partners.

In July, Dubai’s carrier Emirates announced that it would offer COVID-19-related cover to passengers, allowing customers to claim medical expenses of up to EUR150,000 and quarantine costs of EUR100 per day for 14 days, regardless of the class of travel or destination on flights undertaken until October 31.

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