Etihad Airways introduces free global COVID-19 insurance cover


Passengers diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip would be eligible for cover up to €150,000 of medical costs and up to €100 a day of quarantine costs.

Etihad Airways is introducing free COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover, as part of its health and hygiene programme Etihad Wellness.

Passengers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip would be eligible for cover up to €150,000 of medical costs and up to €100 a day of quarantine costs in case of a positive diagnosis for 14 days.

All Etihad tickets regardless of date of booking between now and 31 December 2020 will include COVID-19 insurance. Guests with existing bookings are automatically enrolled into the programme. The insurance, launched in partnership with insurance company AXA, is valid worldwide for 31 days from the first day of travel.

Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President Sales and Distribution, Etihad Airways, said: “The safety, health, and wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority, during and beyond the flight. The introduction of global COVID-19 insurance, in partnership with AXA, builds on stringent measures already in place as part of our Etihad Wellness programme, championed by our Wellness Ambassadors.

“This additional cover will not only instil confidence to travel but also reassure our guests that we are doing all we can to keep them safe and protected. As more countries start opening their borders, we are making it as easy as possible for our guests to plan their next trip, hassle free.”

A number of airlines have also introduced free COVID-19 cover, including Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and flydubai.

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