In the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, airports in most countries around the world were closed to cut incoming infections into their communities.
The latest development from Emirates, a frequently used airline across Europe, Africa and Asia has announced that it will offer COVID-19 insurance to its passengers.
The passengers, in case of contracting the virus, will be given for medical treatment and hotel quarantine.
In addition, incase passengers succumb to the deadly virus, their funerals will be organized and all costs covered.
This move comes after the carriers have been hit hard and in a move to get back to work after flights were halted ever since the pandemic broke out earlier this year.
“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 insurance offer is valid for 31 days from the start of a passenger’s journey and will be available immediately and run until the end of October.