First steps for a possible restart of international tourism. Emirates: FREE COVID-19 SECURITYThe countries in Asia are still closed to international tourists. For fear of a new spread, new ideas come from governments on strict conditions. There are already offers on Facebook of expensive health insurance with several hundred euros. These are not serious. news: Restart tourism: travel-bubbles probably in October
It is therefore a ray of hope for future tourism when a large airline introduces new solutions in the form of practical innovations. The airline Emirates now offers a kind of health insurance for flights that take place until October 31st.
This is included free of charge when you buy a flight ticket. This covers "health costs" such as the hospital and costs of a possible quarantine that can be ordered to a tourist in the event of illness. So in Thailand, in which 14-day quarantine stays were discussed several times. If a tourist with Covid-19 is tested positive during the stay, quarantine is the most likely handling by the authorities in the holiday country. The cost would be high. Extremely expensive quarantine stays are already available for holders of an elite visa. These start at several thousand euros for the 14-day "forced" stay.
If international airspace were to open up, this would at least alleviate the financial worries of the holiday countries of staying at the expense of the treatments.
We tourists have to be patient. No entry is possible at the moment. It is not yet certain whether a regular Covid-19 international health insurance will be offered by the insurance companies we are familiar with. It probably is.
The Emirates information:
Support anytime you fly between July 23, 2020 and October 31, 2020
Free global coverage for all customers
Applies to every travel class
Valid for 31 days
No registration required
COVID-19 health care expenses up to EUR 150,000
Quarantine costs EUR 100 per day for 14 days
Free 24-hour hotline support number
Free worldwide coverage for COVID-19
Fly with the world's first airline to offer free global health care and quarantine coverage at COVID-19.
While the borders around the world are gradually reopening, you can take off to your next destination at your leisure. We are the first airline to offer free coverage of your health and quarantine costs if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 on your travels. We take care of your safety on the trip and give you additional safety wherever you are in the world.
Use free insurance coverage
When you book on emirates.com, you are automatically insured. There are no registration forms to fill out. If a diagnosis is made on your travels, call our free hotline number +971 4 2708825 or send a WhatsApp message to +971 56 3589937 for assistance and to cover costs.
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