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Dubai’s Emirates to offer free multi-risk travel insurance coverage

Emirates Airlines of Dubai has announced the provision of expanded multi-risk travel coverage for its passengers in addition to the existing Covid-19 coverage, announced on November 23.

Multi-peril coverage applies to all Emirates tickets purchased from December 1, similar to Covid-19 coverage. It also extends to Emirates codeshare flights operated by partner airlines, as long as the ticket number begins with 176. Multi-peril travel coverage is offered at no additional cost and is provided by AIG Travel.

"Emirates was the first airline to offer free global Covid-19 coverage to travelers in July, and the response from our customers has been very encouraging," said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President and CEO of Emirates Airlines.

"We are seeing strong demand for travel around the world, especially in the winter holidays, as people seek warmer climates and family destinations like Dubai. With the launch of new multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 coverage, Our goal is to give our customers more confidence in Make plans for your trip this winter and move to 2021 '.

Emirates Airlines customers will be covered when traveling to any destination and class of travel.

Characteristics of travel insurance coverage:

  • Emergency medical expenses abroad and emergency medical evacuation of up to $ 500,000, valid for Covid-19 (contracted during the flight) and other medical emergencies while traveling abroad.
  • Flight cancellation of up to $ 7,500 in non-refundable costs if the traveler or one of their family members (as defined in the policy) cannot travel because they were diagnosed with Covid-19 before the scheduled departure date for the flight, or due to other specific reasons, similar to travel coverage products. Others in general.
  • Flight canceled or reduced to $ 7,500 if the school year due to Covid-19 extends beyond the departure date, and the traveler or relative (as defined in policy) is a full-time teacher, full-time employee or an elementary or high school student.
  • Reduce the trip up to $ 7,500 in non-refundable flight costs and additional costs to return to their country of residence if the traveler or a family member (as defined in the policy) suffers a serious illness, for example, contracting Covid-19 while traveling abroad.
  • Trip abandonment amounts to $ 7,500 if a traveler fails a Covid-19 related test or medical exam at the airport and must abandon the flight.
  • $ 150 per day per person, up to 14 consecutive days if the traveler tests positive for Covid-19 outside their country of residence and if a government agency unexpectedly places them in mandatory quarantine outside their country of residence.

"We have a longstanding relationship with Emirates Airlines and we are excited to be working with them to design this product to meet the needs of Emirates customers around the world," said Jeff Routledge, CEO of AIG Travel. "We hope to help alleviate some of the concerns that travelers may have when planning to travel during this time."

Emirates coverage also includes provisions for personal accidents during travel, winter sports coverage, loss of personal belongings, flight interruptions due to unexpected airspace closures, and travel advice or alerts.

Customers do not need to register or complete any forms before traveling, nor do they need to use the coverage provided by the airline.

Emirates Airlines has implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of free hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to all customers.

Adel Al-Reda, the airline's chief operating officer, gave hope in August, when he confirmed that Emirates aims to serve 100 percent of its network destinations, equivalent to 143 cities, by the summer of 2021.