Emirates reintroduces free Covid-19 medical insurance

The move comes as a result of changing travel regulations brought on by the discovery of the Omicron variant 

As travel regulations around the globe continue to tighten as a result of the recently discovered Covid-19 Omicron variant, Dubai-based carrier Emirates has reintroduced Covid-19 medical travel insurance for passengers.

Travellers flying on Emirates will now have access to free Covid-19 Medical Travel Insurance when flying on any Emirates flight departing before 31 March 2022.

The new policy replaces Emirates multi-risk travel insurance cover, which was originally introduced in July 2020, when the airline became the first in the world to offer passengers protection for Covid-19 related expenses.

The airline announced last month that travellers booking flights after 30 November 2021 would no longer be eligible for the inclusive medical cover, but it has been reintroduced to help mitigate disruptions caused by the new Covid-19 variant. 


The policy gives passengers travelling to any destination on Emirates cover for medical expenses of up to $175,000 should they contract Covid-19 during their travels for up to 31 days, or for the duration of any longer return trip. If travellers need to quarantine at any point while overseas, they can claim up to $115 per day per person, for up to 14 days under the new plan.

The Covid-19 insurance cover is automatically added to all flight bookings, but travellers must contact an AIG representative to make a claim on the policy should they receive a positive Covid-19 test result.

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