Etihad Airways is introducing Covid-19 insurance cover in partnership with AXA.
Passengers diagnosed with coronavirus will have medical expenses or quarantine costs covered by the airline under its Etihad Wellness health and hygiene programme.
Duncan Bureau, Etihad’s senior vice president sales and distribution, 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.
“This additional cover will not only instil 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.”
All Etihad tickets regardless of date of booking for travel between now and 31 December 2020 will include insurance.
Guests with existing bookings are automatically enrolled into the programme. Insurance is valid worldwide for 31 days from the first day of travel.
Insurance will cover up to €150,000 of medical costs and up to €100 a day of quarantine costs for 14 days in case of a positive diagnosis.