Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs

Image copyright Getty Images 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…

Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs

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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.Earlier this month, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier told the BBC it is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs.”We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel,” Emirates Group Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement.The company said the offer, which is valid for 31 days from the start of a passenger’s jour
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