With global travel restrictions in place and concern about travelling during the pandemic, airlines are trying to reassure customers to book with them. This includes the promise to cover costs of COVID-19 for any passengers… A move that Virgin Atlantic and Emirates has recently introduced. Now, Etihad Airways is following suit. The United Arab Emirates airline says that the new Etihad Airways insurance will ” instil confidence to travel.”
Guests who get COVID-19 during their trip won’t have to worry about medical expenses or quarantine costs when they fly with Etihad.
Etihad Airways is Introducing Global Wellness Insurance Cover
So, what does it actually cover? Quite a lot, actually, if you get COVID-19 while you’re away from home. The COVID-19 global wellness insurance will cover up to €150K 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, traveling between now and 31st December 2020 will include COVID-19 insurance. Guests with existing bookings don’t need to do anything. They are automatically enrolled into the programme. The insurance is valid worldwide for 31 days from the first day of travel.
Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President Sales and Distribution, Etihad Airways, says:
“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.”