This Airline Will Pay For Your Medical Treatment, Hotel Quarantine And Even Your Funeral If You Catch COVID-19

While many airlines have been slashing service in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Emirates Airlines is so committed to getting travel back up and running that it has launched a new program to boost passenger confidence.


The concept? The airline is offering free COVID-19 insurance to all its passengers. In the unfortunate event that you get sick from the Coronavirus during a trip where you flew with Emirates, the airline’s insurance will cover medical expenses, the cost of quarantining and even the repatriation of your body and your funeral if you die.

The insurance is automatically applied to all Emirates flights through October 31, 2020 and is being offered free to all passengers. And the airline is being generous with its coverage: The insurance is valid for 31 days, starting the moment you take your first Emirates flight and even covers you if you travel onward to another city.

The concept is similar to a plan dreamed up by Cyprus, which is promising travelers a free vacation if they get diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country. But it’s the opposite of Cambodia, which is charging travelers a whopping $3,000 travel deposit to take a vacation there during the Coronavirus pandemic; if you get sick, the money will be used toward medical expenses and even your funeral.

Emirates has been bullish on travel throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The airline has reduced passenger loads by about 10% (compare that to Delta, which is flying planes at 40-50% capacity and has even canceled service entirely to some airports). But Emirates is also taking precautions and being careful to make sure passengers are healthy when they board.

According to the Emirates airline website, “all passengers traveling to Dubai from any destination (including passengers in transit), must have a negative COVID-19 test certificate to be accepted on the flight.”

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