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November 28, 2020 Insurance No Comments Email Email

Emirates has announced that is significantly upgrading its multi-risk COVID-19 travel insurance coverage, which will be provided free of charge, to all customers purchasing an Emirates ticket from December

The insurance is offered in partnership with AIG, with the insurance designed to provide all Emirates passengers with stress-free travel, with the insurance will automatically applying to all tickets in all classes of travel and extending even to Emirates codeshare flights operated by partner airlines, as long as the ticket number starts with “176”.

The coverage includes out of country emergency medical expenses and evacuations up to $USD500,000 and is valid for all medical emergencies while travelling overseas and trip cancellation up to USD$7,500 for non-refundable costs if the traveller or a relative is unable to travel because they are diagnosed with coronavirus before the scheduled trip departure date, or for other named reasons.

Trip curtailment for non-refundable trip costs is also covered, up to US$7,500 and additional costs to return to the country of residence will also be covered if the traveller or a relative falls critically ill while travelling abroad.

Travel abandonment up to USD$7,500 if the traveller fails a coronavirus- related test or medical screening at an airport and is required to abandon the trip, is also covered.

Also for passengers who are or relatives of full-time employees or students at a school, trip cancellation or curtailment up to US$7,500 will be covered if the school year is extended beyond the departure date due to coronavirus.

A report by John Alwyn-Jones

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