Air Canada to include free of charge COVID-19 insurance for passengers

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Sep, 2020. 09:47 am
Air Canada

The Management of Air Canada has announced that it is including free of charge coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency medical and quarantine insurance for all Canadian residents in round trip international flight bookings.

According to the details, in partnership with the local insurance company, the national flag carrier of Canada is offering cost-free coverage for international round-trip bookings made in Canada between September 17 and October 31, 2020, inclusive, for travel completed by April 12, 2021.

Lucie Guillemette, who is the executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada in her statement said “At Air Canada, we know people have personal, family and business reasons to travel. To give them greater confidence as they do so, we have engaged Manulife to offer all Canadian residents complimentary Covid-19 emergency medical and quarantine insurance when they book round-trip flights for travel outside of Canada.”

The administration in its statement said if customers test positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) while abroad, The Covid-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance, also known as “the Plan”, will provide eligible customers coverage that includes the following benefits.

  • Up to Canadian Dollars $200,000 per insured for Covid-19 treatment medical expenses.
  • Up to Canadian Dollars $150 per person per day for quarantine costs (meals + accommodation);
  • Up to Canadian Dollars $300 per family per day up to a maximum of 14 days.
  • Up to Canadian Dollars $500 for expenses related to returning home if the advisory from the Canadian government goes from Level 3 to Level 4 while at the destination.

The Plan is available to all Canadian residents “subject to eligibility requirements”

The airline says this covers every international destination Air Canada serves.

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