ETIHAD Airways is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover as part of Etihad Wellness, the airline’s new health and hygiene program. Guests who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip won’t have to worry about medical expenses or quarantine costs when they fly with Etihad.

“The safety, health, and wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority, during and beyond the flight,” Etihad Airways senior vice president sales and distribution Duncan Bureau said

“The introduction of global COVID-19 insurance, in partnership with AXA, builds on stringent measures already in place as part of our Etihad Wellness program, championed by our Wellness Ambassadors.

“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.”

                       –  Duncan Bureau Etihad Airways senior vice president sales and distribution 

“This additional cover will not only instil 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.”

All Etihad tickets regardless of date of booking, traveling between now and 31 December 2020 will include COVID-19 insurance. Guests with existing bookings don’t need to do anything – they are automatically enrolled into the program. The insurance is valid worldwide for 31 days from the first day of travel.

AXA Partners chief executive officer Asia, Middle-East, Turkey and Africa Adelane Mecellem said the focus was 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 you are diagnosed with COVID-19 while you’re away from home, COVID-19 global wellness insurance will cover up to EUR150K of medical costs and up to EUR100 a day of quarantine costs in case of a positive diagnosis for 14 days.

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