Following the COVID-19 insurance cover as the latest travel trends for airlines. The middle eastern carrier Etihad Airways is offering the coverage as well. The carrier is introducing COVID-19 Global Wellness Insurance as part of its ‘Etihad Wellness’ program, the airlines new health and hygiene programme.
Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President Sales and Distribution, Etihad Airways said:
“The safety, health, and wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority, during and beyond the flight. The introduction of global COVID-19 insurance, in partnership with AXA, builds on stringent measures already in place as part of our Etihad Wellness programme, championed by our Wellness Ambassadors.”
According to the airlines statement; “Guests 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.”
All Etihad tickets, regardless of the date of the booking, traveling between now (September 7th) and December 31st will include COVID-19 insurance. Guests with existing bookings won’t need to do anything as they are automatically enrolled in the program.
“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.”
As mentioned above, the airline has partnered with worldwide insurance firm AXA to provide this coverage.
Adelane Mecellem, Chief Executive Officer Asia, Middle-East, Turkey and Africa, AXA Partners, said: “At AXA, we are focused on improving the customer experience and wellness of individuals during these times. As such, we are proud to partner with one of the world’s leading airlines, Etihad Airways, and provide their extensive loyal travellers with new protection solutions when needed most.”
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 while you’re away from home, COVID-19 global wellness insurance will cover up to EUR150K of medical costs and up to EUR100 a day of quarantine costs in case of a positive diagnosis for 14 days.