Emirates offers free Covid-19 insurance

Emirates is to offer free Covid-19 insurance to its passengers as it tries to get people to feel comfortable to take to the skies again.

The airline said passengers will be covered for medical treatment, hotel quarantine, and even funeral costs of up to they catch the virus while travelling. 

"We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel," Emirates Group Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement.

Emirates is the first airline to offer such an insurance during the ongoing pandemic.