Emirates offers free coverage of COVID-19 incurred during travel

Emirates, a Middle Eastern air carrier, has announced it is offering free coverage of COVID-19 medical expenses and costs if a passenger contracts the virus during their trip if their trip was booked directly with the airline.

Travelers can qualify for up to USD 173,000 of medical expenses and USD 116 of daily quarantine costs for up to 14 days.

The action was taken to encourage flyers to book international flights.The airline´s plan applies to travelers who fly aboard Emirates between July 23 and Oct. 31, 2020. The free global cover will apply to all flyers, regardless of their class.

The airline´s coverage offer is in-sync with the re-alignment of the airline´s network. Emirates previously reported they would cut daily routes from heavily infected areas from COVID-19, including the United Kingdom.