Emirates offers multi-risk travel ins coverage to customers

Staff Correspondent

25 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Emirates offers multi-risk travel ins coverage to customers

Emirates offers  its customers even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest industry-first initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current Covid-19 cover.

Provided by the airline at no additional cost to its customers, and provided by AIG Travel, this cover is the first of its kind in the airline and travel insurance industry.

This new multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 cover will automatically apply to all Emirates tickets purchased from 1 December, and extend to Emirates codeshare flights operated by partner airlines, as long as the ticket number starts with 176, said a press release.

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 traveling abroad ; trip cancellation/ trip  curtailment / travel abandonment up to US$7,500 for non-refundable costs valid for specified reasons; US$150 per day per person, for up to 14 consecutive days if, while outside of their country of residence, the traveler 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.