Ticket holders will be covered for repatriation, medical treatment and quarantine accommodation costs
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that it will offer complimentary Covid-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders, which will include health and quarantine expenses should they be diagnosed with Covid-19 during their journey.
All tickets booked on Gulf Air for travel from now until 10 November are automatically covered with Covid-19 insurance at no extra cost.
Passengers will be covered for repatriation assistance and hospital costs abroad, as well as quarantine accommodation costs. Coverage is applicable on Gulf Air-operated flights with Gulf Air ticket numbers that are purchased through the airline’s website, call centre, sales offices or travel agents.
Gulf Air acting chief executive officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “As the current global situation continues, travel needs to be simplified and enhanced with tools to make the passenger’s journey worry-free. The Covid-19 insurance coverage will provide a better experience to everyone flying with us within the next six months, just in time to plan their summer holiday. This will ensure passengers that regardless of destination or class of travel that they can travel with more confidence and avoid any unwanted hassle in case of Covid-19 related emergency abroad.”
Gulf Air currently flies to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Muscat, Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Dhaka, Colombo, the Maldives and multiple destinations in India and Pakistan. The airline is also adding Mykonos and Santorini to its routes from the first week of June, and restarting Istanbul this month with other destinations planned for this summer.
Some restrictions may apply; for more information, visit Gulf Air’s website