Emirates offers expanded, multi-risk travel insurance coverage

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 17:27

With the new multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover, Emirates customers will be covered when they fly to any destination, in any class of travel.— Photo courtesy of Emirates

Emirates in collaboration with AIG Travel has expanded its multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover.

Provided by Emirates at no additional cost to customers, the cover is designed to provide all Emirates passengers stress and hassle-free travel.

The new multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover will automatically apply to all Emirates tickets purchased from December 1 and extends to Emirates codeshare flights operated by partner airlines, as long as the ticket number starts with 176.

“We see a strong appetite for travel around the world, especially heading into the winter holidays as people seek warmer climates and family destinations like Dubai. By launching this new multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover, we aim to give our customers even more confidence in making their travel plans this winter and moving into 2021,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive.

Emirates customers will be covered when they fly to any destination, in any class of travel. Highlights of the coverage include out-of-country emergency medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation up to US$500,000, valid for COVID-19 (contracted during the trip) and other medical emergencies while travelling abroad.

Trip cancellation up to $7,500 for non-refundable costs if the traveller or a relative (as defined in the policy) is unable to travel because they are diagnosed with COVID-19 before the scheduled departure date, or for other named reasons - similar to other comprehensive travel cover products.

Travel abandonment up to $7,500 if the traveller fails a COVID-19-related test or medical screening at the airport and is required to abandon the trip. $150 per day per person, for up to 14 consecutive days if, while outside of their country of residence, the traveller tests positive for COVID-19, and if they are unexpectedly placed into a mandatory quarantine outside their country of residence by a governmental body.

Similar to other multi-risk travel insurance products, Emirates’ cover also has provisions for personal accidents during travel, winter sports cover, loss of personal belongings, and trip disruptions due to unexpected air space closure, travel recommendations or advisories.

Customers do not need to register or fill in any forms before they travel, and they are not obligated to utilise this cover provided by Emirates.

In Viet Nam, the airline currently operates three flights from Ha Noi and four flights from HCM City to Dubai and onward to more than 95 destinations around the globe. — VNS

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