Emirates has offered travel insurance for all the travelers who have purchased tickets from the airline covering covid-19 and other travel-related medical expenses for the duration of the trip.
Emirates will no longer offer insurance for tickets purchased on or after December 1, 2021.
You can access Emirates here.
Here’s the announcement from the airline:
We’re updating our cover policies. Our multi-risk travel insurance will no longer apply to tickets purchased on or after 1 December 2021.
What Emirates insurance has covered:
- Up to USD 500,000 for overseas medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Up to USD 7,500 if your trip is cancelled due to contracting COVID 19 or for other reasons named in the policy.
- Up to USD 7,500 if your trip is cancelled or cut short if the school year is extended due to COVID 19 beyond the departure date, and you or a relative is a full time teacher, full time employee, or a student at a primary or secondary school.
- Up to USD 7,500 if your trip is cut short due to you or a relative* falling ill overseas, including contracting COVID 19, and you need to return home.
- Up to USD 7,500 if you have to abandon your travels for failing a COVID 19 test or medical screening at the airport.
- USD 150 per day, per person for up to 14 consecutive days if you test positive for COVID 19 and are unexpectedly placed into mandatory quarantine while overseas.
* Relative as defined in the policy
The insurance policy under which cover is provided is underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries, affiliates, or network partners of American International Group, Inc.
It would be interesting to know how many claims Emirates passengers have filed under this policy that is underwritten by AIG.
Depending on the destination and area, you should have yearly travel insurance if you do more than a few trips. It can get costly very fast if you have accidents or other issues during your travels.
We often receive questions from readers about which insurance is good, but these are impossible to answer because they are always market-specific when it comes to validity and coverage. Just remember always to read the fine print of what the policy covers.