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Fighting coronavirus: After Emirates, flydubai also offers free global cover for Covid-19

Waheed Abbas/Dubai
Filed on September 1, 2020 | Last updated on September 2, 2020 at 12.01 am
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In July, Emirates airline had also announced that it will cover medical expenses and quarantine costs for 14 days.

Budget carrier Flydubai on Tuesday announced that passengers booking for travel between September 1 and November 30, 2020 will automatically receive free global cover for Covid-19.

The new service 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 their first flight on their itinerary. The service enables passengers to benefit from coverage for their medical expenses up to 150,000 euros (Dh660,600 ) and quarantine costs up to 100 euros (Dh440) per day for 14 days.

In July, Dubai's Emirates airline also announced that it will cover medical expenses of up to 150,000 euros and quarantine costs of 100 euros per day for 14 days, should they be diagnosed with Covid-19 during their travel, while they are away from home. This cover is provided by the airline, free of cost to its customers.

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."

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