Coronavirus: Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs

Sun Online Desk

28th July, 2020 11:10:38 printer

Coronavirus: Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs

Emirates has become the first airline to offer free Covid-19 insurance as it tries to get people flying again.

Passengers will be covered for medical treatment, hotel quarantine, and even their funeral if they catch the coronavirus while travelling.

The announcement comes as carriers around the world have been hit hard by measures to tackle the pandemic.

The company said the offer, which is valid for 31 days from the start of a passenger's journey, will be available immediately and run until the end of October, BBC reported.

The coverage is free to all customers regardless of class of travel or destination and is applied automatically with no need to register.

The Dubai-based carrier said the insurance would cover medical expenses of up to €150,000 (£137,000; $176,500).

It will also pay for the cost of quarantining in a hotel for up to two weeks at €100 per day.

In the event of a passenger's death due to Covid-19 the insurance cover will provide €1,500 towards the cost of their funeral.