“This will boost travel confidence and once again positions Emirates & Dubai as aviation industry leaders”
Emirates, the state-owned airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates will offer free coronavirus medical coverage for its travelers in the United Arab Emirates and around the world.
The company's Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum announced on Thursday, reported Al Arabiya.
"This will boost travel confidence and once again positions Emirates & Dubai as aviation industry leaders," he said in a tweet.
Tourists traveling to the UAE are required to show proof of insurance with COVID-19 coverage in order to be granted entry into the country. Alternatively, passengers may declare that they will bear the costs for treatment and isolation if necessary before travel.
As of July 23, all travelers arriving in or transiting through the United Arab Emirates must present a negative PCR test result starting on August 1.
In March, the UAE suspended all passenger flights to and from the country in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Dubai welcomed the return of tourists on July 7 as the emirate continues to ease lockdown measures.
Emirates gradually began resuming flights over the past few weeks and is expected to operate flights to 60 destinations by August.