Emirates Airlines is so sure that their crew and planes are following the proper safety protocols, that they will cover their customers medical expenses and quarantine costs in the event they contract COVID-19 during a trip on their planes. Now that’s what I call self-confidence!
So if you were thinking about traveling, and Barbados doesn’t seem like the right move, going a little farther east with Emirates could be a great option. The airline will pay medical expenses up to €150,000 ($173,000) and quarantine costs of up to €100 each day for 14 days from now until October 31, 2020. It’s valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first leg of their trip, so passengers can continue to have the benefit, even if they travel onwards from their Emirates destination.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates group chairman and chief executive, said in a press release, “Emirates has worked hard to put in place measures at every step of the customer journey to mitigate risk of infection, and we have also revamped our booking policies to offer flexibility. We are now taking it to the next level, by being the first in the industry to offer our customers free global cover for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs should they incur these costs during their travel.”