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First Class: Emirates Is Offering To Cover Passengers' COVID-Related Bills
We’ve seen the effects of COVID-19 tackle nearly every industry, especially the airline industry. As the world slowly begins to open again, Dubai-based airline Emirates has found a way to attract passengers again.
The airline, which is consistently known for it’s top-notch service, announced that it would now cover up to $176,300 in medical expenses related to COVID. It will also cover up to $100 per day, for up to 14 days, in quarantine related expenses for those who contract the virus.
“Emirates will be the first airline to offer free cover for COVID-19 medical costs for customers when they travel to and from UAE and around the world,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates group chairman and CEO, said on Twitter. “This will boost travel confidence and once again positions Emirates and Dubai as aviation industry leaders.”
The offer is said to be effective immediately and will remain in effect until October 30, 2020. This policy comes on the heels of the airline announcing that testing will be mandatory beginning August 1, for all inbound and transit passengers.
“We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually reopen, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel.”