All travelers flying the Gulf airline in the next six months will be eligible to claim coronavirus-related medical and quarantine expenses.
Abu Dhabi–based carrier Etihad Airways has extended its COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover until October 1, 2021. Prospective customers should know that there are no extra forms to fill out, as the cover is automatically included in all Etihad tickets booked for travel until that date.
Martin Drew, the airline’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Cargo, said in a statement, “Extending Etihad’s Covid-19 global wellness insurance reinforces the effectiveness of Etihad Wellness, the airline’s health and hygiene program. It’s an added benefit automatically provided to all guests — no exceptions.
“As Etihad continues to gradually expand its services to up to 60 destinations this spring, the airline wants to instill confidence to travel and hopes this additional cover will reassure guests Etihad is doing everything it can to keep them safe and protected.”
Travelers who are diagnosed with Covid-19 during their trip won’t have to worry about medical expenses or quarantine costs when they fly with Etihad. Passengers can claim up to 150,000 euros (about US$177,400) in medical costs and up to 100 euros (US$118) of daily quarantine costs for 14 days, though the cost of PCR tests is not included. The airline also says that customers should contact its Covid-19 assistance team as soon as they receive a positive diagnosis while abroad, as services not organized by Etihad will not be eligible for reimbursement.
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