Etihad Airways has become the latest airline to automatically include complimentary COVID19 global insurance cover as part of the plane ticket.
All Etihad tickets regardless of date of booking, traveling between now and Dec 31 will include COVID19 insurance. Customers with existing bookings don’t need to do anything – they are automatically enrolled into the program.
The insurance is valid worldwide for 31 days from the first day of travel.
“The safety, health, and wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority, during and beyond the flight. The introduction of global COVID19 insurance, in partnership with AXA, builds on stringent measures already in place as part of our Etihad Wellness program, championed by our Wellness Ambassadors,” said Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President Sales and Distribution, Etihad Airways. “This additional cover will not only instill 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.”
There are no forms to complete. If an Etihad passenger is diagnosed with COVID19 while away from home, the COVID19 global wellness insurance will cover up to 150,000 euros (approximately U.S.$177,416) of medical costs and up to 100 euros (about $118) a day of quarantine costs in case of a positive diagnosis for 14 days.© Asia Travel Tips