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Finnair offers coronavirus insurance coverage

Published : 05 Nov 2020, 02:00

Updated : 05 Nov 2020, 10:17

  DF Report

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Photo: Finnair.

The national flag carrier Finnair is offering complimentary COVID-19 insurance coverage for the passengers departing from Finland, said a press release.

Finnair Corona Cover, which launched on Tuesday provides extra protection and security for customers for all existing and new bookings, for travel departures between 3 November 2020 and 31March 2021.

The new insurance cover comes complimentary with all Finnair tickets booked through Finnair sales channels - including Finnair.com, the Finnair mobile app or via the airline’s customer service for international travel originating from Finland.

It means any customer who falls ill with coronavirus in their destination can claim for any coronavirus-related medical and quarantine expenses incurred in their destination. The cover supplements travellers’ own travel insurance.

“It is important that Finnair customers feel they can travel safely as we recognise that travelling during the pandemic comes with new kinds of concerns and challenges,” said Finnair Customer Experience and Products Vice President TiinaTissari.

Finnair Corona Cover includes COVID-19-related medical expenses and medical repatriation up to €50,000, e.g., for a hospital stay or doctor visits, the price of a coronavirus test, if the result is positive, additional quarantine costs, resulting from falling ill with coronavirus, up to €100 for a maximum of 14 days, which could cover additional overnight accommodation, a new return flight back to Finland, if the original flight is missed due to illness related to coronavirus.

The cover is valid in all foreign destinations, with no excess fees.