The new product covers passengers’ health expenses and quarantine costs if diagnosed with Covid-19 during their trip and is valid for 31 days from the time they take the first flight on their itinerary. The insurance covers passengers for their medical expenses up to €150,000 and quarantine costs up to €100 per day for 14 days.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “The safety of our passengers and crew remains our highest priority. The new Covid-19 cover we are offering to our passengers will encourage more people to travel with ease of mind knowing that they will be looked after at every step of their journey. We see the demand for travel starting to increase as more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel. Safeguarding the passenger journey with added precautions and enhanced procedures will help to stimulate the flow of trade and tourism globally.”
Flydubai Covid-19 Cover Assistance claims are managed by NEXtCARE Claims Management LLC (NEXtCARE), who provide around-the-clock assistance for policyholders. The airline’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimises crew and passenger contact, according to a statement from the company. Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with regulations from the IATA Travel Centre for their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by authorities and the airline.
Other airlines have also started offering Covid-19 cover, including Virgin Atlantic, reflecting a wider move towards travel industry suppliers putting Covid cover top of their own agenda to encourage travel and tourism.