• Joe Breitfeller

Etihad Airways Launches Complimentary Global COVID-19 Coverage

Etihad Airways announced on Monday the launch of complimentary global COVID-19 wellness insurance as part of the comprehensive Etihad Wellness program. Guests diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip with Etihad won’t have to worry about medical or quarantine costs.


Etihad Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Etihad Airways

On Monday (September 7, 2020), Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, announced that in partnership with AXA the launch of complimentary global COVID-19 insurance coverage. As part of the carrier’s ‘Etihad Wellness’ program, guests who are diagnosed with COVID-19 while traveling with Etihad will not have to worry about medical and quarantine expenses. All tickets, regardless of purchase date, for travel until December 31, 2020 will include the coverage. Enrollment is automatic and the coverage is valid worldwide for 31 days from the first day of travel. In Monday’s announcement, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President – Sales and Distribution, Duncan Bureau, said,

“The safety, health and wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority, during and beyond the flight. The introduction of global COVID-19 insurance, in partnership with AXA, builds on stringent measures already in place as part of our Etihad Wellness programme, championed by our Wellness Ambassadors. This additional cover will not only instill confidence to travel but also reassure our guests that we are doing all we can to keep them safe and protected. As more countries start opening their borders, we are making it as easy as possible for our guests to plan their next trip, hassle free.”


Also commenting on Monday’s announcement, AXA Partners’ Chief Executive Officer – Asia, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Adelane Mecellem, added,


“At AXA we are focused on improving the customer experience and wellness of individuals during these times. As such, we are proud to partner with one of the world’s leading airlines, Etihad Airways, and provide their extensive loyal travellers with new protection solutions when needed most.”


If a guest is diagnosed with COVID-19 when traveling with Etihad, the global wellness insurance will cover up to €150,000 of medical costs and up to €100 per day for quarantine costs for 14 days. To claim coverage, Etihad guests can call +971 45074002 (Arabic) or +971 45074007 (English).


Source: Etihad Airways

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