Emirates launches free multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 cover for all new flights
Emirates launches free multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 cover for all new flights

Emirates launches free multi-risk travel insurance and Covid-19 cover for all new flights

Emirates has announced it’s launching a new multi-risk travel insurance including Covid-19 cover at no extra cost for all passengers.

The news was announced by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Emirates.

The cover is the first of its kind in the airline and travel insurance industries and covers all tickets purchased after December 1.

The insurance covers you for emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation and a daily allowance of $150 per day if you test positive for Covid-19 and need to quarantine.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive said: “Emirates was the first airline to offer complimentary global COVID-19 cover for travellers back in July, and the response from our customers has been tremendously encouraging. We’ve not rested on our laurels and instead continued to look at how we can offer our customers an even better proposition. We’re very pleased to be able to now provide this new multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover, which is another industry first, to all our customers.”

UAE added to UK travel corridor

Good news for Brits in Dubai as the UAE has been added to the UK government’s travel corridor. This means that travellers arriving in the UK from Dubai or Abu Dhabi won’t be required to quarantine for two weeks.

Which is great news for Brits looking to get home for Christmas. And it’s also a real boost to the tourism sector as it makes it much easier for people to escape Britain’s rain and cold and get some winter sun in the UAE.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps Tweeted the news. “Bahrain, Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, UAE, Qatar and Turks and Caicos islands have been added to the Travel Corridor list. If you arrive from these countries after 4am on Saturday 14 November you will NOT need to self-isolate.”

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