Airlines are trying various measures to attract customers in the midst of a pandemic: leave the center seat vacant on the plane, secure a mask or check terminals. Emirates went a step further …
The well-known Emirates is the first airline to provide its customers with full and free coronavirus insurance.
Passengers are covered for medical care and treatment, for quarantine in hotels and also for funeral expenses that – not genuine – are needed by everyone who is infected with coronavirus on its flight.
Package services for coronavirus
The coverage will be free for all passengers regardless of location or destination category and will apply automatically.
This practically means that if someone who has traveled with the company to another country has symptoms of coronavirus and needs treatment, the company will cover its expenses up to 150,000 euros.
If a passenger is diagnosed as positive but does not need a hospital stay, he will compensate himself and a caretaker with 100 euros per day for the quarantine costs of a hotel for two weeks.
In the event of the passenger’s death due to COVID-19, the company will cover his funeral expenses by offering 1,500 euros.
The measure is valid until 31 October 2020.
The reason behind this outstanding action
The company from the United Arab Emirates stated that the goal is to encourage air passengers to travel.
The company’s director explains the reasoning behind the decision: “We know that people look forward to flying, as borders are slowly opening up, but they need security and the security that if something unforeseen happens, we will serve them. We put our customers first and we believe that they will welcome this initiative “.
According to the company’s announcement, “if you are diagnosed positively in Covid-19 while abroad, we will assist you with medical expenses, hospitalization, quarantine in an approved unit and repatriation”
However, the company clarifies that it does not apply if “you travel to your destination despite contrary recommendations from your government or local government”.